I send you on the other side a Copy of the Conviction of George Cole. The Fine 5/– has been paid by me with all the other Fines imposed by the Magistrates of this Division in the last Quarter to the County Treasurer to be applied in aid of the general Rate of the County. The 15/– Costs directed to be paid to Wright <1> the Complainant include<ing?> any Fees for the Proceedings Conviction and Commitment amounting to 10/– the remaining 5/– were paid by me to Wright who I believe handed 3/– to Cullimore.
I am Dr Sir Yours truly
3 Jany 1838.
W. H. F. Talbot Esq
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Be it remembered that on the 26th day of December 1837 at Lacock in the County of Wilts George Cole of Lacock aforesaid Laborer is convicted before us Walter Coleman and W. H. F. Talbot Esquire two of her Majestys Justices of the Peace for the said County For that he the said George Cole within three Calendar Months now <just past?> to wit on the 23rd day of December instant at the Parish of Lacock aforesaid in the County aforesaid did unlawfully assault and beat one James Wright in the execution of his Office of one of the Constables of the Parish of Lacock aforesaid contrary to the form of the Statute in such case made and provided And we the said Justices adjudged the said George Cole for his said Offence to forfeit and pay the Sum of five Shillings and also to pay the Sum of fifteen Shillings being Costs and in default of immediate Payment of the said Sums to be imprisoned in the House of Correction at Devizes in the said County for the space of One Month unless the said Sums shall be sooner paid And we direct that the said Sum of five Shillings shall be paid to some one of the overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Lacock aforesaid in which the said Offence was committed to be by him applied according to the directions of the Statute in such case made and provided and we order that the said Sum of fifteen Shillings for Costs shall be paid to the said James Wright being the Party aggrieved <Gi>ven under our Hands <illegible>
1. James Wright, footman to the Talbots & Constable for Lacock.