Wednesday, 27 June 2012

27th June 1812: John Lloyd reports on the progress of his spies in West Yorkshire

Stockport 27 June 1812


I have the honor to inform you that I have this Morning a Letter from Huddersfield. The men have not been able to dispose of any Goods owing to the extreme poverty and distress of the people, which they say is surprizing.

They have been made acquainted with the intentions of the malcontents and they know of all the projected meetings & designs for a Week to come—and a very extensive Meeting is to be held on Sunday between 4 & 10 in the afternoon & Evening at a place called Cross Pipes Denby Moor between Shepley & the Wind Mill—& “there they will be in the midst of them”

I cou’d wish that nothing may take place to prevent the Meeting; because these men will be able to give me an Account of the purposes of it. And I write not to request any surprise upon them but that you will have the goodness, Genl., to concert measures with Mr. Hay so as any other spy may go up under his & your directions to convey you intelligence of what may happen or what is likely to happen.

I have [etc]
J Lloyd

[To General Acland]

This letter can be found at HO 40/2/1.

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