Thursday, 7 February 2013

7th February 1813: Francis Raynes informs General Acland about Luddite Arms Dumps

Mill Bridge 7th Feby


I have the Honor to report this part of the Country remains perfectly tranquil, I have not heard of the least disorder or outrage of any discription—

I am inform’d by Mr. Scott, from the depositions of persons who have been before him, that it appears, as soon as the offenders were found guilty at York, those concern’d in Arms stealing, thought proper to get them out of the way, by any means in their power, the Arms taken from Clifton &c, were thrown into the Kirklees Mill Dam,

From every enquiry I have made, I cannot learn that there ever was a Depot of Arms in a greater number than half a dozen, or eight Stand in a place

I have [etc]
Francis Raynes Captn
Stirlingshire &c Militia

Major General Acland
&c. &c. &c.

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

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