The History of Leith

August 23, 2013

Broadside entitled ‘Mutiny & murder aboard the transport Hope’

This crime report begins: ‘An ACCOUNT of the Dreadful MUTINY that took place on board the Convict Transport HOPE, having on board 291 Female Convicts, many of whom belonged to Edinburgh, Leith, Glasgow. &c, & &c when most shocking to relate 17 seamen, and 39 convicts were killed and wounded in the fight, as detail d in a Letter from JAMES MAITLAND, one of the Seamen belonging to LEITH.’ It was published by A McMillan in the Lawnmarket, Edinburgh. for more click here

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