The History of Leith

June 20, 2006

Awful Cruelty

Account of the cruel and inhuman treatment of a child, by its own Father, of the name of M’Gregor, or Rogers, residing in Kirkintilloch, who kept the child in an empty barrel for some years, till he was more like one of the monkey species than a human being, and for whole days without any food,striking and abusing him in the most unmerciful manner, ordering him to be
cast in to the swine; on his body were marks as if the child had been burned in the fire! he was covered with wounds and his feet were swollen, and large blue blisters on them; his loins and thighs were skinless, and he exhibited altogether a deplorable instance of culpable neglect and savage cruelty. for more click here

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