Monuments and Dust
London Times: 21 July 1851
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES.
Sir, -- Seeing several letters in you paper from sufferers of that abominable system of street robbery, the Thuggee, I think it right to make my case also known. About five weeks ago, in passing through Portman-square, and within two minutes' walk of my own house, I was seized round the throat by one of these villains, and immediately received a blow in the face from another, which so cut and injured my nose that it bled considerably for some time. I have suffered much from the great pressure on my throat, and bear the marks on my face of the violence to this day.
I regret to say the scoundrels got clear away with my gold watch and chain. Trusting your insertion of this will be the means of drawing the attention of the police authorities to this dangerous system of robbery.
I remain, sir, yours very respectfully,
71, Upper Berkeley-street, Portman-square,