|Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)
|CMS/B/OMS/C A1 E7/62
|Letter from Cates to Pratt and Bickersteth: 7 November 1818: Leicester Mountain
|The deaths of Butscher and Garnon and the consequent interruptions to regular schooling have resulted in grave indiscipline and dishonesty among the mechanics, culminating in riot against the police and imprisonment and public whipping for 8 ringleaders. If CMS objects to giving up Leic. Mt. completely, Cates favours the government plan of dispersing the refractory to different towns and replacing them with fresh boys when landed. Even the younger boys have become unruly under the bad influence of the older ones.
|E5-8: The numbers are all original numbers with minor amendments.