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MEPO 2/26,  return of no. of houses built since 1849

  MEPO 2/26, return of no. of houses built since 1849. The authorities in London obviously found it very useful to have the Metropolitan Police available for all kinds of duties apart from tackling crime. This extract is just some of the 61 such duties listed in 1839.

In these documents, look for ways in which the new police were finding their way, dealing with crime and the public.
In Source 2, look for the arguments being put forward for more police. Notice the judgements about people being made.

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  Put some of the evidence you have found from these Sources on to your Gallery Worksheet.