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[top right] Page 64 Document No 769
[at top left/pencil annotation/] To be traced for number

Newport Monmouthshire
8th December 1839

My Lord/
we beg to acknowledge
your Lordships Communication
thro' Mr Phillips of the 5th Instant
and acting upon the Instructions
contained in it We caused
8 Nos of the Vindicator of yesterday's
date to be purchased The Paper
it appears is reduced in price
and size this Week not as is avowed

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by the Publisher for greater circulation
but for the purpose as we are led
to believe of its assuming a new
Title under the pretext of a
Rival publication which
was referred to in the last number
and thus as the moment when
the law would be likely to take Effect
the parties would
be in a situation to discontinue
this publication
thus evading the
__ & immediately supply its place with
penalty of their offence ^
another more virulent and
injurious ^

Newport Museum & Art Gallery

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_______at least
would exist ^ during the tedious process
of ^ Criminal Information or Indictment of [?]
______ protract ____beyond
others ^ The Evil
^ the pale of the Law for a time longer

. The other publications
such as the Penny Satirist, Figaro
Bristol Spy and others which are
published are more of a personal
Character than Political -
Having last night received Information
that a large quantity of these Papers
were being sold by the Wife of
Edwards who is now confined

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in Monmouth Gaol with Vincent
and others We determined to
seize the same and
at 12 Oclock hearing the Shop was
open we instructed the Police to

[excised lines substituted by :-]
carry our determination in effect, which was
immediately done & all the unstamped
Papers so seized ___

We have by this days
Mail forwarded to your Lordship
at the Home Office The name
of the person at whose house
the seizure was made is
Edwards Wife of William
Edwards a Baker now confined

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