County Fire office notice

County Fire Office


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[001354] [Crime and Punishment]. County Fire Office – Whereas Fires Often Happen By the Negligence and Carelessness of Servants…┬áLondon: C. Roworth, First Edition. Elephant Folio. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Printed single sided broadside, n.d. c.1820?, approximately 245mm x 390mm in size.

Slightly browned and creased, light stain to upper right hand corner, two small holes to vignette, slight wear to folds.

Notice to menials and servants that if through negligence or carelessness any houses were set on fire, they would be subject to a fine of one hundred pounds, and in the (unlikely) event of them not being able to pay such a fine, they would be sent to gaol for eighteen months of hard labour