The History of Leith

May 4, 2006

Escaped from Prison

This report continues: ‘Whereas upon Tuesday Evening last, the 19th Current, Captain ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, late of the 50th Regiment of Foot (commonly called Major Campbell,) a Prisoner for Debt, made his Escape from the Canongate Jail, Edinburgh, under Disguise.’ It includes a description of Campbell and the offer of a reward, and was published in Edinburgh on 21st October 1819. for more click here

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