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Document number: 2171
Date: 16 Apr 1831
Postmark: 16 Apr 1831
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: PHELPS Philip
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA31-028
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Sir –

In reply to your Note <1> of the 13th instt I beg to inform you the two Humphry’s, Pinchin and Cole, were convicted of burning the furze <2> their sentence was one Months imprisonment to hard Labour or pay £1. I find three of them have paid the fine – Pinchin remains in prison. The chairman gave them to understand it was through your clemency that they were let off so lightly – that had you been injurious towards them they would in all probability have been transported.– and read the Clause of the Act to them.

I am Sir Your very Obedient Servant

P Phelps

W. H. F. Talbot Esqr
31 Sackville Street


1. Not located.

2. Gorse.

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