The History of Leith

April 15, 2006

‘A Letter from a Gentleman in Forfar, to his Friend at Edinburgh’, May 1728

This broadside letter begins: ‘SIR, ACCORDING to your desire, I have sent you an Account of the lamentable Catastrophe, which happen’d on Thursday the 9th of May instant, which has filled all the Kingdom with an universal Regret; and this Part of it with the utmost Grief and Confusion imaginable; which is to be seen in the Faces of young and old, all over the Country; the fact is as follows . . .’ Although no publication details are listed, the date on the letter itself is given as the 16th of May, 1728.for more click here

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