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We want -- the men, sir -- they want send a depitation aft to have a word with you.
The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays Eugene O'Neill 1920
"Dost think," Bill suggested after another long pause, "that if we got up a sort of depitation -- Luke Marner and four or five other steady chaps as knows him; yes, and Polly Powlett, she could do the talking -- to go to her and tell her what a thundering dad un he is -- dost think it would do any good?"
I managed not to laugh, and old Isaac added, "There's a many in this village, sir, would have been glad to have taken the liberty of expressing themselves to the Colonel, and a _depitation_ did get as far as your father's gates one night, but they turned bashful and come home again.
We and the World, Part I A Book for Boys Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing 1863