Friday, 7 September 2012

7th September 1812: Arms raids in Nottinghamshire

The Morning Chronicle of 11th September 1812 carried a report of arms raids that had taken place in the evening of Monday 7th September, following the food riots that had occurred in the town that day:
During the night, party of men went to Alderman Bates’s farm, about two miles hence, and, after regaling themselves with such fare as the house afforded, they took away a blunderbuss and a gun. They likewise went to the house of one of Lord Chesterfield's keepers, and took away his firearms and some hams.

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