Wednesday, 29 February 2012

29th February 1812: Huddersfield 'Committee for Suppressing the Outrages' publishes resolutions & offers a reward

Following the attack on William Hinchliffe early in the morning of the 27th February, some Manufacturers & Merchants in Huddersfield formed themselves into a 'Committee to Suppress the Outrages'. They met at the George Inn at Huddersfield and passed resolutions, agreeing to offer a reward for information. The Handbill below was issued two days later on the 29th February.

This poster can be found at HO 42/120. 100 Guineas is the equivalent of £70,400 (using average earnings) at 2009 prices.

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