The History of Leith

May 6, 2006

Horrid Confession of John Kean

Following on from the title, the report continues: ‘The Cotton Spinner, who was lately sent off from this City for Botany Bay, and which was read in the House of Commons on Friday night last, giving the names and descriptions of the persons who employed him to shoot John Graham, and who gave him the pistols and shot. Also, the names of several respectable Manufacturers who were to have been assassinated, for which he was to receive £100.’ The sheet was published in 1825 by William Carse of Glasgow. for more click here

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