The quiet village of Yeadon has this week been
enlivened by the sound of fife and drum, a recruiting party having been beating
up for candidates for glory, but as we understand without success.
from the depression of trade there are hundreds of young men out of employment,
not one was to be caught.
And so little encouragement did they get, that one of
the soldiers, with a dreadful oath, swore that he believed the young men of
Yeadon would all pine to death rather than enlist.
If the conduct of these men
is a fair specimen of the military in general, it speaks little for their
morality, for soon after entering the town they got drunk, and at one public
house had to be turned out for misconduct
Image reproduced with kind permission of The British Newspaper Archive, research by Edwy Harling