Friday, 3 June 2016

3rd June 1816: A Leicester magistrates anticipates trouble at Loughborough

My Lord

From the Information the Justices in the County of Leicester have repeatedly received they have just cause to [suspect] some reason threats were in agitation in consequence of which we wrote to the Commanding officer at the Barracks in Nottingham to send a Troop of Horse to Loughborough which have arrived this day, which I hope and flatter myself will prevent some serious consequences which wo’ld have happen’d. This Neighbourhood has been in a state of agitation for some time

I have the Honor to be
Yr. Lordships Hum Servt

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June th 3 1816

This letter can be found at HO 42/151.

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