Friday, 29 April 2016

29th April 1816: Bury St Edmunds Justices express concerns to the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk

[29th April 1816]

To the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Suffolk

We, the Justices assembled at the adjourned quarter Sessions at Bury Saint Edmunds this day, having heard the report read and addressed to your Grace from the acting Justices of Cosford Hundred, begged leave to join in their Representation and earnestly request your Grace to state it to His Majesty's Ministers, that the distresses of the labouring poor throughout the Liberties of Bury are greatly aggravated by the total Want of Employment for the Women and Children in Consequence of the failure of the Spinning of long wool, which has thrown the Burthen of additional poor rates for their Support upon the Farmers who can now with great difficulty pay the existing taxes.

[Various signatures]

This document can be found at HO 42/149.

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