Tuesday, 29 May 2012

29th May 1812: Letter from "N. Ludd" mailed to Henry Wood, Leicester

Henry Wood,

IT having been represented to me that you are one of those damned miscreants who deligh in distressing and bringing to povety those poore unhapy and much injured men called Stocking makers; now be it known unto you that I have this day issued orders for your being shot through the body with a Leden Ball on or before the 20th Day of June, therefore it will be adviseable of you to settle your worlly affairs and make the best use of your spare time, as nothing can or shall save you from the Death you so justly deserve.

I am
a frend to the Poore


Ludd Office 29 May year Two

This letter was publicised on a handbill/reward poster which appears at HO 42/124.

No comments:

Post a Comment