The History of Leith

May 11, 2006

Narrow Escape of a Gentleman from Murder

This broadside contains two reports. The first begins: ‘A strange and comical account of Three Gentlemen who left Edinburgh, and sailed in the ECLIPSE Steam Packet for Belfast, and having large sums of money in their possession, they proposed to sleep in one room; when scarcely asleep one of them imagined he saw a man . . .’ The report is not dated, but its original source is given as ‘yesterday’s “Edinburgh Star.”‘ Also included is an account of a ‘DREADFUL RIOT’ taken from ‘a Belfast Paper’. for more clck here

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