A labourer, Richard Salmon, was summoned by Miss Isabella Elizabeth Jenkins, the headmistress of Little Hadham School, for assaulting her. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the assault.
It was said by Miss Jenkins that Mr Salmon had come into the school porch, gestured at her, and said the next time she touched his child he would put the stick he had with him about her. His child had been disobedient to the teacher, and so had received one slight stripe on the hand. In answer to the defendant Miss Jenkins said he certainly threatened her with a stick. The Chairman said it was lucky defendant did not touch Miss Jenkins.
The defendant was bound over in the sum of £5 to keep the peace towards Miss Jenkins. A week was allowed for the payment.