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Pw2Hy - Papers of the Harley Family, 1602-1738, in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Pw2 Hy 1068
Unsigned petition; 15 Jun. 1716 [date very faint]
15 June 1716 (c)
Discusses the misbehaviour of troops; refers to their offenses and the case brought against them at the Assizes; says that Sir Richard Lane was absent at the taking of the testimonials and spoke on their behalf; claims that he attempted to prevent his own servant from testifying against the accused, even though he has been 'severly wounded' in the rioting.
Parts of text missing due to damage to document.
The date on this document is very faint.
armies, British, discipline
crimes, riots, British troops
crimes, high treason
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