Burslem, Tunstall, Longport and Cobridge Armed Association - notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

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Date:3rd of May 1798

Description:A meeting has taken place at the Legs of Man Inn in Burslem, to discuss the formation of an assocation to defend the neighbourhood at a time of crisis.

A volunteer infantry

Books are to be opened for the enrollment of local men into a volunteer infantry of between 40 and 80 rank and file, commanded by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Stafford.

All men are to clothe and arm themselves at their own expense, and nobody should be called to action beyond the limits of the Potteries and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Officers will be elected, a governing committee formed, and a subscription fund opened to support the volunteers.


A copy of a letter from Lord Dundas to the Marquis of Stafford is also included, commending the loyalty and zeal of local people, but advising that officers should not be elected.

About this document

Pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood collected this document, which is now among the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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