Thursday, 8 March 2012

8th March 1812: Town Clerk of Nottingham writes to Treasury Solicitor about the Assizes


We received your letter of the 6th Instant regarding the Prosecution against John Ingham, in which we are concerned for the Prosecutor Mr. William Nunn of Wood Street Cheapside & have at your suggestion as Solicitor to the Treasury served the Subpoenas upon all the Witnesses here but one and shall serve him this morning.—We apprehend that you are mistaken in conceiving that Mr. Nunn has any intention to abandon his Prosecution, but if you still entertain doubts, you probably will communicate with him on this subject.

In the mean time we feel in a very unpleasant situation it appearing that we may receive various and contradictory directions from the Prosecution and the Crown, in whose name the Prosecution is instituted.—We hope your communication with Mr. Nunn will put an end to this for us very unpleasant dilemma.

We are
your very faithful & obdt Servt
Coldham & Enfield
Nottingham March 8, 1812

H.C. Litchfield Esq
Solicitor to the Treasury
Lincoln’s Inn

This letter can be found at HO 42/121.

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