Wednesday, 29 April 2015

29th April 1815: George Coldham informs the Home Office about more threats to Hosiers


Dear Sir

You will have learned before this that the mission to London is abandoned, but I am equally obliged to you for your attention to my request on the subject.—

I again inclose you the last report from our Informant.―On receipt of it I once more took measures for again putting Mr Newton of Bulwell on his guard.—For myself I fear John Dann considerably more than any sentence of the Revolutionary Junto.—

I do not exactly at present expect your attention can be paid to us, but the moment it can I am sure you will endeavour to providers with an additional Military force here in Cavalry for it is without all question that in Case of any Crisis of an unpleasant nature arising abroad which god forbid we might and should be in the temporary danger of these Scoundrels making a dash at us under the pretence of endeavouring to excite a Rebellion but in reality to obtain plunder and to gratify revenge.—

I am [etc]
Geo Coldham

29 April 1815

PS. I will thank you not to mark Private on the outside of your Letters. I believe it has excited occasionally Attention in the Post Office & none open your Letters but myself I will do the same as to your’s

[To] John Beckett Esqr.

This letter can be found at HO 42/144. Once again, the informer's report that is referred to is not amongst the papers in the folio.

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