Wednesday, 8 February 2012

8th February 1812: General Ludd threatens to "destroy every Frame ... in the county" of Nottingham

The Leeds Mercury carried this item in an editorial on 8th February 1812:

No depredations have been committed in Nottinghamshire, by the Frame-breakers for several days past, and it is said the Mayor of Nottingham has received a letter from General Ludd, stating, “that no more frames will be destroyed while the Restrictions on the Prince Regent remain in force, which expire on the 18th inst. when it is hoped his Royal Highness will take the distressed situation of trade into his most serious consideration; and if he fails in this, the last hope of redress, the Luddites will destroy every Frame they can find in the county.”

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