The History of Leith

October 18, 2006

Awful Suicide

This report begins: ‘A full and particular Account of the Abduction of a Young Lady, and awful Suicide committed by a Captain M. on Saturday last, near Stratford; with an account how the Lady was providentially saved from being murdered by him.’ Taken from the newspaper, ‘The Edinburgh Courant’. Published in Edinburgh for John Lyons, this broadside sold for a penny. for more click here

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