Saturday, 25 August 2012

25th August 1812: General Maitland informs the Home Office that 200 Cheshire Luddites have taken the Oath of Allegiance at Stockport

Leeds 25th August

My dear Sir

In addition to the letter I wrote to Lord Sidmouth yesterday, I have now the Satisfaction of informing you, that by a letter I have just received two hundred men were waiting yesterday at Stockport to take the Oath of Allegiance, I shall write more fully on this interesting Subject tomorrow, having come over here for the day to look at a Regiment. I have just had a long conversation with your Father

Ever yours

T Maitland

[To] John Beckett Esqr

This letter can be found at HO 42/126.

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