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Record 9945

Reading Experience:

'Subsequently I recieved a curiously worded scroll addressed to "Our trusty and well beloved Hannah Maria Mitchell." This document would hardly find favour with the advocates of Basic English - there are no stops or commas in it. It begins with "Greeting. Know ye that we have assigned you and every one of you jointly and severally Our Justices to keep the peace in and throughout our city of Manchester in our County Palatine of Lancaster and to keep and cause to be kept all Ordinaces and Statues made for the good of our peace and for the Conservation of the same." Then followed the instructions - "to chastise and punish all persons that offend against the form of these ordinaces. To cause to come before you or any of you all those who to anyone or more of Our People concerning their bodies or the firing of their houses have used threats to find sufficient security for the Peace if they shall refuse to find such Securtiy then them in our prisons until they shall find such security to cause to be safely kept." The scroll ends with the command - "that you diligently apply yourselves to the keeping Our Peace Ordinance Statutes and all and signular other the premises and perform and fulfil the same in form aforesaid being therein what to Justice appertaineth according to the Laws and Customs of England."'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1926 and 31 Dec 1946
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Hannah Mitchell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 11 Feb 1872
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: city magistrate
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [To our trusty and well beloved Hannah Maria Mitchell]
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 9945  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hannah Mitchell
  Editor: Geoffrey Mitchell
  Title: The Hard Way Up
  Place of Publication: England
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 226
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hannah Mitchell, Geoffrey Mitchell (ed.), The Hard Way Up (England, 1968), p. 226,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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