1782       

January to April
A panic was created in Manchester by the circumstance of 7,012 bags of cotton having been imported between the months of December and April.(7)

19th. June Wednesday
Sir John Parker Mosley, lord of the manor, brought an action in the Court of King’s Bench against Mr. T. Chadwick and Mr. Holland for setting up 144 meat stalls in Pool Fold, in July, 1781, in violation of his prescriptive rights: decided in his favour June 19, after being twice argued at Westminster, upon a special verdict found for the plaintiff at Lancaster Assizes. Mosley v. Chadwick, 3 Douglas’s Reports, 117: 7 Barn, and Cress. 47 (note).(7)

15th. July Monday
Mr. Richard Wainwright, Mus. Doc., died, 15th July.(7)

18th. November Monday
The inhabitants of Manchester raised a corps of 150 Volunteers to serve during the war in America. Thomas B. Bayley was the Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant; George Lloyd was the Major, and his wife presented the regiment with colours, worked by the ladies of Manchester. The officers’ commissions, dated September 24, were presented to them in St. Ann’s Square. November 18.(7)

1782
An Act passed for building the New Bailey Prison. (See under dates 1787, 1816, and 1872.)(7)

1782
The Manchester Printing Society, for the publication of the writings and doctrine of Swedenborg, was instituted.(7)

1782
Mr. Oswald Mosley, the heir of Sir J. P. Mosley, came of age. The event was celebrated by a ball given to four hundred of the nobility, gentry, and principal inhabitants of the district.(7)

1782
Lord North visited Manchester, and dined with the gentlemen of the town at the Bull’s Head.(7)

1782
Particulars of the “Volunteers of the Manchester Military Association” are given in Earwaker’s Local Gleanings, Nos. 159, 165, 187.(7)

1782
An act (22 Geo. III. cap. 60), was passed to prevent the seducing of artificers or workmen employed in printing calicoes, cottons, muslins, and linens, or in making or preparing blocks, plates, or other implements used in that manufactory, to go to parts beyond the seas; and to prohibit the exporting to foreign parts of any such blocks, plates, or other implements. This act imposed a penalty of £100, or twelve months’ imprisonment, for enticing any workman engaged in calico printing to go beyond the seas.(7)