Praise for the Police

 

This letter was sent to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in 1848 following the large Chartist demonstration on London's Kennington Common. There had already been riots in France and Germany that year, and there was concern that the Chartist demonstration might become violent. However, the meeting was peaceful. Chartists claimed that this was because of their good behaviour, while others thought it had more to do with the good work of the police.

Taken from: Letter to the Honourable the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Date: 1848
Copyright: The Public Record Office
Shelfmark: MEPO2/67