The History of Leith

June 12, 2006

Trial and Sentence of WATSON, the Radical

This crime report begins: ‘An account of the Trial and Sentence of WATSON, the Radical, who fled from this country in the year 1820, and was to be Hanged in America on the 8th of February last, for the crimes of Housebreaking and Theft, with an account of his life since he landed in that country’. It was published by William Carse and probably sold for one penny. for more click here

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