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Most of the documents you can see here are concerned with the Spitalfields Riots in 1769 and the wages and prices for silk fixed in 1774. These documents provide historical evidence which reveal the dramatic and violent events. They also show how the the government tried to solve some of the problems by setting wages and prices in 1774.

You can find out more about the Spitalfields Riots by going to either the French or Irish story pages.

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Witness statements by Mary and Thomas Poor accusing John Doyle of cutting their silk, 1769.

Witness statements by Mary and Thomas Poor accusing John Doyle of cutting their silk, 1769.

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Second statement of Thomas and Mary Poor

Second statement of Thomas and Mary Poor

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Second statement of Thomas and Mary Poor

Second statement of Thomas and Mary Poor
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Witness statement of Sergeant Yates

Witness statement of Sergeant Yates

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Witness statement of Sergeant Yates

Witness statement of Sergeant Yates

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Witness statement of James Dass

Witness statement of James Dass

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Witness statement of James Dass

Witness statement of James Dass

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Witness statement of Daniel Clarke

Witness statement of Daniel Clarke

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Witness statement of Daniel Clarke

Witness statement of Daniel Clarke

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Witness statement of Daniel Clarke

Witness statement of Daniel Clarke

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Spitalfields Weavers Act,1773

Spitalfields Weavers Act,1773

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Spitalfields Weavers Act, 1773

Spitalfields Weavers Act, 1773

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Spitalfields Weavers Act, 1773

Spitalfields Weavers Act, 1773

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Spitalfields Weavers Act, 1773

Spitalfields Weavers Act, 1773

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Spitalfields Weavers Act, 1773

Spitalfields Weavers Act, 1773

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Spitalfields Weavers Act, 1773

Spitalfields Weavers Act, 1773

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