Saturday, 5 May 2012

5th May 1812: Handbill posted up at Holywell, Flintshire

Come brave boys, & make ready your arms, pikes & pitchforks to upset the rich tyrants of the land who grind the face of the poor, such as Sr. Thos Mostyn, Sir Pyerce, Pennant and many others too numerous to mention, have tribled the rents of the farmers, the poor are the sufferers.

A transcript of this handbill is contained in a letter from William Hay to the Home Office of 6th May 1812, an can be found at HO 40/1/1.

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