- 28 Nov. 1787 (Creation)
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The date is puzzling, as Gordon was not taken into the marshal’s custody till 9 Dec. See the New Annual Register … for the Year 1787 (1788), p. 48. Perhaps the writ was issued in anticipation of Gordon’s arrest.
George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. To the Marshal of our Marshalsea in our Court before Us or his Deputy Greeting. We command You that You have before our Trusty and well beloved Francis Buller Esquire one of our Justices assigned to hold Pleas before Us at his House in Lincolns Inn Fields immediately after the Receipt of this our Writ the Body of George Gordon Esquire commonly called Lord George Gordon being committed and detained in our Prison under your Custody [(as it is] said) together with the Day and Cause of the taking and Detain[ing] of the said George Gordon Esquire commonly called Lord George Go[rdon] by whatsoever Name the said George Gordon is called in the same to undergo and receive all and singular such Things as our said Justice shall then and there consider of concerning him And have You then there this Writ Witness William Earl of Mansfield at Westminster the twenty eighth Day of November in the twenty eighth Year of our Reign
By the Court Templer
The Execution of this Writ appears in a certain Schedule hereunto annexed.
A parchment document bearing stamps of various kinds. The right-hand edge is worn, and the ends of a few lines have been lost.
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Pasted into Crewe MS 7 (f. 57r).