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Police gazette ; or Hue and cry.
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Contents: Issues held: no.352 Wednesday 1 June 1831 -- no.385 Saturday 24 September 1831 -- no.386 Wednesday 28 September 1831 -- no.391 Saturday 15 October 1831 -- no.670 Wednesday 18 June 1834 -- no.672 Wednesday 25 June 1834.
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1831, 1834
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London : Published (by Authority) by S. Mills, jun.
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6 issues only ; 35 cm; 41 cm.
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periodical
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The Police Gazette, or Hue and Cry was an English newspaper that published notices of wanted criminals and the offences they committed. During the 1770s the periodical was printed by the Public Office in Covent Garden, London, and distributed free to
‘the mayors and chief officers of corporations, the acting magistrates in the counties at large, and the keepers of every county gaol throughout England’. Its purpose was to prevent crime ‘by the speedy detection of criminals’. It changed names repeatedly from Police Gazette to Hue and Cry and from 1793 began to be sold as a public newspaper. On 30 September 1797 it became the The Hue and Cry, and Police Gazette. During the period from 1797 to 1810 the newspaper consisted of two pages, issued once every three weeks. The front page consisted of public announcements, notices of rewards and reports of offences. The back page contained lists of deserters from the armed forces along with names, descriptions, and details including the date of desertion and the unit they had come from. Later, in 1828, it again changed its name to The Police Gazette; or, Hue and Cry. It was then issued twice a week and grew to four pages in length. In 1839, it became the Police Gazette.
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FRB 363.2094205