Tower of London - Prisoners - Lord George Gordon

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Tower of London - Prisoners - Lord George Gordon

Tower of London - Prisoners - Lord George Gordon







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A newspaper containing a 'Copy of the committment of Lord George to the Tower', From: The Edinburgh Evening Courant. No. 9766 (23 August 1780), page 2, col. 2-3, 'These are, in his Majesty's name to authorise, and require you to recieve into your custody the body of the Right Hon. George Gordon, esq.; commonly called Lord George Gordon, herewith sent to you for High Treason... this shall be your warant. Given at Whitehall, the 9th June 1780'., Addressed 'to the Lieutenant of the Tower of London, or his Deputy'. Signed 'Stormont, Hillsborough', With a 'Copy of the orders to the gaoler, and the two wardens to attend his Lordship', Six orders designed to keep his Lordship in custody for a trouble free stay, And also with 'The room his lordship is confined in is only 14 ft 3 in long, 9 ft 6 in broad, and 8 ft 5 in high with two beds in it, which cover the greater part of the floor'


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