Wednesday, 14 March 2012

14th March 1812: Joseph Radcliffe writes to General Grey demanding more troops


I had the honor to receive yours of the 13th this day, in answer to mine of the 11th & am sorry to find you cannot comply with my request relative to the 100 Infantry very much wanted for the protection of the property of various individuals of Huddersfield and the surrounding Villages where Genl Snip-Shear & his people Commit Constant depredations on the Croppers. Nine houses have already suffered, & the rest in continual apprehension, had I known you required a return of what was done, it should have been sent, but having so done to Mr Ryders Office I thought it unnecessary, your letter (a Copy of) I sent there this day, I also call'd upon Major Gordon, & inclosed to Mr Ryder a return of His Squadron, who are not equal to our wants—

[Joseph Radcliffe]

Milnsbridge House
Mar 14th 1812

[to General H Grey]

This letter can be found at HO 42/121.

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