Election violence in Carlisle, 1841

This letter to Sir Charles Napier recounts the serious unrest in Carlisle during the canvassing of candidates for a forthcoming election. Napier was the military commander for the north of England, an area rife with Chartist activity. Although Napier sympathised with the Chartist cause he was firm in upholding the law against protests that often became violent.
Catalogue reference: HO 45/41, p. 48 (1 July 1841)

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