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January

Jan 3rd

Yesterday the bankruptcy case of Henry Mantle Hitchcock, Ilkeston miller, continued, once more, at Nottingham Bankruptcy Court …. and once more it was postponed !! ….. (see last year !!)
It now appears that there is some suspicion that Henry has tried to conceal property from the court — the items in question include two patchwork chairs and a parrot, made by his wife, two dozen bottles of sherry, six silver spoons and some electro-plated forks, and a collection of dogs.
All of this was either denied or disputed; hopefully the truth will emerge on the 23rd when the case will recommence.