Saturday, 25 June 2016

25th June 1816: A Suffolk magistrate forwards a threatening letter to the Home Secretary

My Lord: I beg to hand to your Lordship a paper I received this morning from Mr. Booty Farmer at Worlington in Lackford hundred in the County of Suffolk. The paper was found nailed to his barn on Sunday last. A part of the threshing mill had been destroyed by some person or persons unknown who had set fire to it on Wednesday night in an enclosure belonging to Mr. Booty.

I have [etc]
J Barker

Newmarket
25th June 1816

[To: Lord Sidmouth]

This letter can be found at HO 42/151.

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