Post office Godalmin
18th Aug 1816
I take the earliest oportunity of informing you, that late on Friday Night, the 16th or early on Saturday morning the 17th Inst. some person or persons broke into the Fleecy Hosiery manufactory here belonging to Messrs Holland, Waistell, Horton & Co and stole some part and otherwise damaged 6 Stocking Frames, but not to any serious account supposing the depradation had been alarmed soon after he or they entered the shop and by that means made their escape without doing any further damage
at present their is hopes of descovring the people
I believe I am doing right in giving you this information according to the circular Letter I lately recd
Hon Sir your most obedt St
This letter can be found at HO 42/152.