Reading the Riot Act

As read near Durley on 23rd November 1830 by Dr Jones JP:

Dr Jones called for silence, "I command you in His Majesty's name to disperse, and to keep silence while I make proclamation to that effect."

Dr Jones called for silence three times then read the Riot Act. "Our Sovereign Lord the King charges and commands that all persons being assembled immediately do disperse themselves and peaceably do depart to their habitations or their lawful business, upon the pains contained in the Act made in the first year of King George I, for preventing tumultuous and riotous assemblies."

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