In October 1846 Robert Lowe on behalf of Benjamin Boyd brought a charge of libel against the Chronicle
over a letter signed 'Robin Hood', published in the 23 September 1846
issue of the newspaper, despite an apology printed in the Chronicle
on 7 October 1846
. The case was reported in later issues of the Chronicle
including 31 October 1846
. An ironical poem Boyd v. Hawksley
was also published.