Friday, 3 March 2017

3rd March 1817: John Beckett advises Jeffrey Lockett on how to apprehend the Luddite 'Little Sam'

Whitehall 3 March 1817.

Dr Sir

The only safe mode of proceeding in this Case, and the least dilatory in this. Send an Officer from Leicester to London with a Warrant of Apprehension—let him apply at the War Office for Sam’s discharge from Porchester Castle—let him proceed with both to the County of Hants, and then get the Warrant backed—let him go to Porchester Castle—exhibit the War office Order for Sam’s discharge, & take him into Custody under the Justice’s Warrant, & go back with him to Leicester

Yrs faithfully

J. Beckett

[To: Jeffrey Lockett]

This letter can be found at HO 42/161.

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