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DEVIZES DEVIANTS DEALT WITH

[HIGHWORTH ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROSECUTION OF FELONS]. Highworth Association, For the prosecution of felons. The Undersigned Members of this Association give this public Notice of their determination to spare no pains, or expence whatever, to detect and prosecute to the utmost rigour of the Law, all Persons who shall commit any kind of Depredations on their property; and that handsome Rewards will be given for the discovery and conviction of Offenders...

Devizes & Swindon. Coulton, Printer, [s.d., c.1810]
Dimensions 180 x 220 mm. Single leaf handbill, printed on one side only. Clean and crisp, partially legible blind-stamp to head - incorporating the name 'BATH'.
An apparently unrecorded handbill listing the members of the Highworth Association for the prosecution of felons, an organisation dedicated to 'detect and prosecute to the utmost rigour of the Law, all Persons who shall commit any Kind of depredations on their property'. The association, operating in the Wiltshire market town of Highworth, was, as with many comparable provincial organisations across the country, founded by local landowners to prosecute criminal activity committed on or to their holdings. A printing of the rules of the association was issued in 1784, thereafter numerous handbills were produced throughout the early nineteenth-century.
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 21429