The History of Leith

October 23, 2006

Whipping!

This report begins: ‘A Full and Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of ALEXANDER M’KAY, and WILLIAM M’DONALD, for Assult and Stabbing on the Streets of Edinburgh ; the former of whom is to be Publicly Whipped, on a Platform at the head of Libberton’s Wynd, on Wednesday the 27th July, 1825, at one o’Clock afternoon, and to be afterwards Banished for Seven years ; and M’Donald to be confined in Bridwell for Twelve months, at Hard Labonr.’ The broadside was published in Edinburgh by William Robertson, and sold for a penny. for more click here

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