Wednesday, 14 March 2012

[Before] 15th March 1812: Threatening letter sent to Francis Vickerman of Taylor Hill near Huddersfield

We give you Notice when the
Shers is all Broken the
Spinners shall be the next
if they be not taken down
vick man tayler hill
he as had is garde But
we will pull all down
som Night and kill him
that Nave and Roage

Francis Vickerman was a large scale woollen manufacturer, and part of the Committee set up to check the Luddite disturbances in Huddersfield on 23rd February 1812. The Luddites were marking him as a target, as the threatening letter suggests. The letter can be found at HO 42/121.

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