History of Leith, Edinburgh

April 25, 2014

Broadside entitled ‘Murder, &c.’, Musselburgh Links

This broadside report begins: ‘A full true and particular Account of the Murder of a child at Musselburgh, yesterday morning, and of the apprehension of a woman who had left the Edinburgh City Workhouse the day before, and of her examination before the magistrates . . .’ Below this prologue, is the introduction to a story about the loss of a packet ship called ‘Boston’, which was struck by lightning and sunk with all hands. Although the date of publication and name of the publisher are not included, the story was sourced from ‘The Courant’ newspaper – probably the Edinburgh Courant, published 1855-1859. for more click here

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