Catalogue description Letter from Sergeant R[ichard] Wood, 61 George Street, Hastings to Superintendent [William Montague] Glenister on 29 Jun he was on duty with PC [Henry] Wood, at 12.15am they heard a party of men coming down by the Catholic Villas and along the Warrior Square wall 'hallooing and shouting', when asked to be a little quieter Pope said 'oh ass hole to you', when warned about his language he said 'I am as good a man as you are', I took hold of his collar and [Isaac] Farley said 'stop a minute you are too fast' and attempted to take hold of Pope's collar, I pushed him away, let go of Pope and persuaded them to go home quietly, then Farley and Alfred Tapp came up to him and encouraged Pope to say 'oh I daresay that you are fine man dressed up in that fine clothes, oh you do take a carrot, I don't care more for you than that bloody lamp post, that man is worth two of you', he then took Pope into custody

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Reference: dhbe/DH/B/136/897
Title: Letter from Sergeant R[ichard] Wood, 61 George Street, Hastings to Superintendent [William Montague] Glenister on 29 Jun he was on duty with PC [Henry] Wood, at 12.15am they heard a party of men coming down by the Catholic Villas and along the Warrior Square wall 'hallooing and shouting', when asked to be a little quieter Pope said 'oh ass hole to you', when warned about his language he said 'I am as good a man as you are', I took hold of his collar and [Isaac] Farley said 'stop a minute you are too fast' and attempted to take hold of Pope's collar, I pushed him away, let go of Pope and persuaded them to go home quietly, then Farley and Alfred Tapp came up to him and encouraged Pope to say 'oh I daresay that you are fine man dressed up in that fine clothes, oh you do take a carrot, I don't care more for you than that bloody lamp post, that man is worth two of you', he then took Pope into custody
Description:

Formerly attached to DH/B 136/896

Date: 4 Jul 1859
Held by: East Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Former reference in its original department: DH/B 136/897
Language: English
Custodial history:

Previously listed as Hastings Museum C/G/c/5/11

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