Sunday, 17 June 2012

17th June 1812: Stockport Solicitor John Lloyd reports the arrest of 'the Secretary' Humphrey Yarwood to the Home Office

Stockport 17th June


As you have not had any account from me subsequently to the Chester Commission – (owing to there being little to communicate & myself too much indisposed to attend to business) it may be necessary I shod now acquaint you that the Secretary Yarwood, against whom Whitehead & Taylor made oath before the Secry Ryder, as well as Jno Browne the Landlord of the Prince Regent’s Arms Ancoats Lane Manchester have been apprehended by my directions, the former for adming unlawful Oaths the other for being privy to it – & we have them now at Stockport.

The state of the Country is by no means settled; bodies of 100 people & upwards go out in the night to Houses in the country & seize the fire Arms &c & take them away & not a single person can be got to identify an Individual so concerned.

I have the honor to be
Your very obedient
humble Servant

JS Lloyd

P.S. I hope you will be able to pursue a suspension of the Hab. Corpus act

[To] John Beckett Esq
&c &c

This letter can be found at HO 40/1/1.

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