The History of Leith

November 6, 2013

Broadside entitled ‘Awful Cruelty’

This report begins: ‘Account of the cruel and inhuman tratment of a child, by its own Father, of the name M’Gregor, or Rogers, residing in Kirkintilloch, who kept the child in an empty barrel for some years, till he was more like one of the monkey species than a human being . . . altogether a deplorable instance of culpable neglect and savage cruelty.’ The sheet was printed in Glasgow by Muir. for more click here

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