Questionnaire on enclosure

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rwhoyle
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Questionnaire on enclosure

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Can anyone point me towards a copy of a questionnaire circulated by the Board of Agriculture in either December 1800 or January 1801 to the ministers of parishes enclosed since 1760, asking about the experience of their parishes since enclosure? I know it existed but cannot trace a copy.

It is just possible that it was circulated in the name of the Select Committee on the High Price of Provisions which was meeting in the session of Parliament prorogued on 31 December 1800.

Nutmeg
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Re: Questionnaire on enclosure

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It might be worth knowing when searching that the questionnaire was sent as a 'circular letter' by Bishops to their clergy on behalf of the Committee (according to its First Report).

rwhoyle
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Re: Questionnaire on enclosure

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Dear Nutmeg,

Thanks for this, but I can't find the reference to which you allude. Could you give me chapter and verse please?

BW,

Richard

Nutmeg
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Re: Questionnaire on enclosure

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Source is First Report as printed in:

Manchester Mercury 2/12/1800 p.2 column 3 paragraph 3

rwhoyle
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Re: Questionnaire on enclosure

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Ah, I see what you mean. General point taken, but the few dated extracts from the returns which I have suggest that the questionnaire was circulated in December or early January. Anyhow, many thanks, but the initial question remains: anyone know where a copy of the questionnaire can be found.

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