The History of Leith

June 1, 2013

Broadside entitled ‘Dreadful Riot’

This report begins: ‘Full and particular Account of that dreadful and bloody engagement which took place betwixt a party of Smugglers, and some men belonging to the Preventive Service, on Wednesday last, at St. John’s Haven, when three men were most cruelly murdered.’ A note at the foot of the sheet states that it was ‘Printed for Fergus Ferguson, Bookseller’. Unfortunately, the sheet is not dated. for more click here

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