Sunday, 15 July 2012

15th July 1812: The United Committee of Framework-knitters send instructions to Gravenor Henson in London

1812. July 15



On the Receipt of your Letters a General Meeting of the Trade was call'd, respecting what measures where Nessessary to adopt in regard to the present proceedings when a few Resolutions was produced the First of which was "That the Committe be immediatly call'd from London and leave the Bill to its Fate" which was carried by a verry small Majority, this being done the Lace Hands and a great Number of Plain adjourn 'd into another Room and form'd a Committe, when a Ressolution was pass'd that you Gr. Henson and Ths. Large being deputed by the Trade to stay in London and that John Mansfield be appointed to join you in support of the Bill, and whe have no doubt but the Lace Manufacturers will give us the Warmest support, The Lace Trade still continue to rely [on] your exertions whe remain

Your Hble Servents

John Cooper Secy, to the Committe
Saml Peace
Wm Robinson
Jno. Wild
Jno. Corbet.

[Addressed to:] Mr G. Henson . . . London.

This letter can be found in the Records of the Borough of Nottingham, vol.8, 1800-1835 (pp.159-160).

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