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Crime and PunishmentSir John Fielding Return to the main page
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  T1/413/270-299, account sheet, item 87. Highwaymen were a major nuisance at this time (see Gallery Crime 1750-1900). Constables on foot were obviously unable to catch these mounted criminals. This item shows how Fielding spent money trying to catch a highwaymen.
 
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  What can you tell from these documents about how Sir John Fielding tried to crack down on crime? How can you tell he only got the money on a year by year basis?
Source 3 Highwaymen were a major nuisance at this time (see Gallery
Crime 1750-1900). Constables on foot were obviously unable to catch these mounted criminals. This item shows how Fielding spent money trying to catch a highwaymen.
 
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  T1/413/270-299, account sheet, item 87
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