Sunday, 21 October 2012

21st October 1812: General Acland informs General Maitland of troop movements & of information from a 'man from Lockwood'

Huddersfield 21st October 1812.

My dear Sir,

The Troops begin to move to-morrow, & will arrive at their destinations on the 30th excepting the Berks & Louth, with the Regt from the North.

The Carlow will be at Derbyshire on the 29th & 30th and as soon as the Forfar has commenced its March the Berks will move from Manchester I have left the Louth at Stockport Ashton, Oldham &c till the Edinburgh is near Manchester, as we have have nothing otherwise for the out Quarters—

We are perfectly quiet & nothing particular has occasion’d since I wrote Yesterday

Wroth P: Acland

[To] Lt General
The Rt Honble
T. Maitland

I have your letter of the 19th Inst. A man from Lockwood has just been with me & given some information that may lead to a corroboration of what we already have about some of the depredations committed. He is more respectable in his appearance than any I have yet had with me — he says now they are not afraid to speak out, but he dared not have opened his lips sometime ago — but things are changed the well affected may now open — & the Luds are afraid to speak—


I am going to Wakefield to get the papers for Mr Addington

This letter can be found at HO 40/2/8. It is not known who the 'man from Lockwood' is.

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