Sunday, 2 April 2017

2nd April 1817: Threatening letter sent to Derby Town Clerk

Mr E Ward
Town Clerk

Stir not from Derby till the 22 April or else your life will suffer for your rashness as the Luddites will lay wait for you—but after the 22 the last die will be cast and either the Luddites or the military will have the Command—despise not this advice but keep the letter secret.

April 2.

A copy of This letter can be found at HO 40/5/2. The letter had a London post-mark.

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