The collection contains two items:
Affidavit of Alexander Manson of Nottingham, doctor of physic, sworn at the Police Office in Nottingham on 15 October 1831 before J.H. Barber, Mayor of Nottingham, stating that the damage caused to his house on 9 October by the mob's breaking of windows and window frames and attacks on the door, stonework and shutters, amounted to the sum of £39 7s 6½d. Manson also states that he did not know any of the assembled people who caused the damage. A memorandum on the facing page, signed by Barber, states that before making his statement Dr Manson became bound by recognizance before Barber to prosecute the offenders when apprehended. (MS 827/1).
Warrant in the name of King William IV issued to the Sheriffs of the town and county of Nottingham, instructing them to summon the population of the town of Nottingham to face interrogation for the rioting on the complaint of Alexander Manson, who claims £500 damage to his house, and £100-worth of destroyed pieces of furniture. Dated at Westminster, 25 November . The document is a hybrid made of two copies in different hands, stitched together one on top of the other. The top copy lacks the final line, and the bottom copy lacks the first few lines. The bulk of the warrant is therefore repeated twice. (MS 827/2).