Thursday, 21 June 2012

21st June 1812: The Stockport solicitor John Lloyd updates the Home Office on the examination of Humphrey Yarwood

Stockport 21st June 1812


By the advice of Genl. Maitland who came over hither to see me, I & Mr. Watson the Justice talked over Humphrey Yarwood the Prisoner we have Stockport, about giving Information, if he cd give any that was important & pledged ourselves and not taking advantage if it shod it not prove so — we left him to reflect upon it, & had him up again when he gave Information of several principal matters (impeaching Buckley & others) But he did not, in the opinion of myself the Genl or the magistrate, go sufficient lengths & he has been told so today & pen Ink & Paper allowed him to go on in the Prison by himself — Whatever it turns out upon shall be earlier apprized — as well as with what I have already taken down after the conversation with him—

Will you have the goodness to communicate this to Mr. Litchfield or Mr. Hobhouse if necessary.

The Postage is saved by troubling you — but I can make my communications in any way that may be most agreeable to you—

I have [etc]
J Lloyd

[To] J Beckett Esq
under Secy of State &c

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

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