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Tyne Mercury, 20th June 1826


I, the undersigned, acknowledge that I screwed off the top of my Davy Lamp through carelessness on the 9th. Instant, in the return from the foul goaves in the King Pit of this Colliery, contrary to the express orders of the Viewer and Overman, by which a fatal accident might have occasioned. I hereby acknowledge the impropriety of my conduct and ask pardon of my masters and fellow workmen, whose lives were endangered by my negligence…

Witness, John APPLEBY, Viewer, John PATTON, Overman.


Submitted by Alan Vickers

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