The History of Leith

August 31, 2006

Broadside concerning the trials and sentences of William Mitchel and Samuel Tucker

This report begins: ‘An account of the Trial and Sentence of William Mitchel, for Theft and Forgery, who is to be executed at the west end of the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 9th of October next. – Also an account of the Trial and Execution of Samuel Tucker, for the Murder of his Wife, which atrocious crime he perpetrated by starving her to death, and for which he suffered at Salisbury, on Friday 2d of August, 1811, and his body was given for dissection.’ The sheet was published by T. Duncan, Glasgow. for more click here

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