Assault On John Lynn – 2 July 1793


Earlier last month, there was a further instance of violence relating to the tax. This time it was against John Lynn, a man who had allowed his house to be used as one of he local excise offices. He was accosted by a group of 12 armed men, who then tarred-and-feathered him. The made him swear to “never again to allow the use of his house for an office, never to disclose their names and never again to have any sort of agency in aid of the excise.”


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