Ffynh 3V

Ceffyl pren and Rebecca

And as Turnpike tolls are most extraordinarily heavy and ye gates placed upon ye most catching system throughout this country, they naturally endeavour to relieve themselves of that burden and there being a custom in this part of ye country called carrying ‘Ceffil pren’ ... ye mode of getting rid of such a grievance by nocturnal violence is perfectly familiar to their minds.

(Edward Crompton Lloyd Hall to Sir James Graham, 15 June 1843, Public Record Office, Home Office papers, 45/454 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )