Sunday, 19 June 2016

19th June 1816: WIlliam Bolland sends an update from the Ely Special Commission

John Jefferson}
John Dennis}
Richard Rutter} Robbery on Edwards of the Ely Bank.—

Dear Beckett.

The Case of the above named Prisoners has lasted till this hour, 3 O'clock. The Jury acquitted Flanders Hopkins & James Cammell, who were indicted with them. All goes well; our Judges are excellent; all around is tranquil, and it is evident already that the Commission has produced the best effects—I will leave open the letter as long as I can to inform you of this the results of the other trials of today.—

Nothing more has taken place worth notice. The post is going

Very truly

W. Bolland

Ely June 19. 1816.—

This letter can be found at HO 42/151.

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