Tolpuddle Martyr. Assigned to Robert Scott
Granted an Absolute Pardon
The Annual Register
Dorchester. Administering Unlawful Oaths. James Loveless, George Loveless, Thomas Standfield, John Standfield, James Hammet, and James Brine, were convicted on the 17th of administering unlawful oaths. The parties were labourers. The offence of swearing agricultural labourers, and binding them to an observance of the illegal oath, by ceremonies partaking of mingled folly, superstition, and ferocity, was brought home to the accused ; and the conviction was this day followed by a sentence of transportation for seven years against the whole of them, six in number.