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The Times, Tuesday, Aug 11, 1818; pg. 3; Issue 10432; col B


                         CARLISLE ASSIZES, Friday, Aug. 7.
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The calendar contains 15 prisoners; 1 for highway robbery, 2 for uttering and 2
for possessing forged Bank of England notes, 1 for sheep-stealing, 1 for
assaulting and obstructing three officers of Excise and 8 for various kinds of
theft.

At 6 o'clock the High Sheriff, Milham HARTLEY, Esq., and his spearmen, proceeded
towards Brampton, to meet the Judges. At 7 the two Judges, the High Sheriff, and
the Under Sheriff, returned in the High Sheriff's carriage and four horses.
There were no other carriages, but this defect was well compensated by the
impetuous stir and bustle of every soul in this little town. All the boys had
their little poles headed with brass plates and inscribed with "M. H. Esq.
1818," in exact imitation of the spears carried by the Sheriff's men. All the
young ladies, and a considerable number of old wives, were a-breast at the
windows, anxiously catching a glance of my Lords.

Both Judges went directly to the Nisi Prius Court (the other Court being less
finished) and opened the commission. - Adjourned till 9 o'clock to-morrow.