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Whipped for stealing from the dead...
Item # 638060
April 10, 1739
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 10, 1739
* Rare 18th century title
* Grave robber sentenced
Page 3 has an item: "Yesterday the magistrates past sentence on the fellow, who was last week convicted of raising the dead bodies, & condemned him to be publickly whipt on the 20th inst. by the hands of the common hangman...".
Four pages, 8 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches, nice full red tax stamp on the ftpg., wide never-trimmed margins, great condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's