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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1856, Sunday, October 30, 1831.

[Heathcote's Lace Factory]

A serious disturbance occurred at Tiverton on Wednesday, at noon. A very large party of operatives, engaged at Heathcote's lace factory, uniting with those who, from the depression of trade, have been recently discharged, assembled before the premises, insisting on an advance of wages. It being impossible to comply with this demand, the mob proceeded to break the windows of the extensive factory, all of which was speedily demolished, and other serious mischief perpetrated. Their calvary corps were called in, and the turbulence was in a great measure appeased.—Taunton Courier.