Monday, 30 January 2012

30th January 1812: Threatening letter signed “remember Ned Ludd” to Mr Harvey, Nottingham

Mr Harvey

This is to inform you that if you do make any more two course Hole, you will have all your Frames broken and your Goods too, though you may think you have made your doom just I shall know how to break your frames, we will not suffer you to win the Trade will die first, if we cant do it just to night we will break them yet, and if we cant break them we can break something better and we will do it too in spite of the Devil

Remember Nedd Ludd

This threatening letter, which features in Binfield (2004, p.100) is actually undated, and possibly refers to the subject of an attack which took place subsequently on 21st February 1812 in Nottingham.

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