Monday, 14 November 2011

14th November 1811: J Beckett at the Home Office to William Sherbrooke, County Magistrate

Whitehall 14 November 1811


I am directed by Mr Secretary Ryder to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 12th instant relative to certain riotous proceedings which have taken place in the vicinity of Nottingham, and requesting that an additional Military force might be sent thither to aid the Civil Power in the Preservation of the Peace, and I am to acquaint you that a Squadron of the 15th Dragoons has been ordered to repair immediately to Nottingham and that General Dyott at who commands the District has been directed to afford such additional force as may be necessary in case of emergency.

I am &c.

J. Beckett

[to] William Sherbrooke Esq Southwell Nottingham

This letter was a response to a call for assistance from the Nottingham County Magistrates made after the attack on Hollingworth's frames at Bulwell. It can be found at HO 42/117.

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