Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Request to return property looted in riots

8 August 1791

WHEREAS it is well known that divers Persons still withhold Books, Paper and other Property belonging to the Dissenters, whose Houses were pillaged during the late Riots; all such Persons are desired to restore the same within fourteen Days from this Date; and they are hereby reminded, that it is Felony for any one to withhold any such Property, or even to have it in Possession: and should any one destroy or wilfully secret, or make away with any of the said Property after this Notice, they will be punished and the Law directs.

Birmingham, August 8, 1791.

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