|The 'Ticket' mentioned in Hobhouse's letter: the motto under the crest is 'Taisez Vous' ('Keep Quiet')|
The inclosed Ticket has been put into my Hands by Mr. Woodcock of Mansfield, who lately received itfrom a man in his Employ. Mr. W. states it to be a Ticket of Admission into a Society, in which the person alluded to has recently been admitted by the Directions of Mr. W. The Arms are stated to represent an Union of Ireland, Scotland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, & Yorkshire. The Loom at the Bottom, the Hammer by way of Crest, & the Motto, probably bespeak the Objects of the Society. I desired Mr. Woodcock as soon as he should have acquired any Information fit for Lord Sidmouth’s Attention, to communicate it to you; & am
Dec. 30. 1812
[To] J Beckett Esqr
This letter can be found at HO 42/130.