Tuesday, 4 September 2012

4th September 1812: Lieutenant-Colonel Wollaston reports the Luddite attack at Southowram

Halifax Sepm. 4th 1812.


I am sorry to have it in my power to report to you the total destruction of all the machinery part of a Gig-Mill within less than a mile of this place last night—

They must have watched the passing of our Patroles, as one party went very near the Mill — All our Patroles were accompanied by a Constable—

I have [etc]

George Wollaston
Lt Col: West Sufflk.

[To] M. Genl. Acland
&c &c &c

This letter can be found at HO 40/2/3.

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