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Not all girls are demure damsels... Convicts for America...
Item # 670274
July 28, 1733
APPLEBEE'S ORIGINAL WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, England, April 7, 1733 A quite rare title which existed from 1720-1737 with most of the news reports on pages 2 and 3.
The news is almost entirely of British interest and consists more of brief, wide-ranging news items rather than lengthy articles. Some are very curiously written, at least by today's standards.
One bit has: "...a young girl stabbed a rude fellow, into the breast with a knife, for giving her some ill usage as she was passing over Essex Bridge. He took her for one of the demure itinerant damsels..." and another item mentions: "...Mr. Flower, a journeyman printer, being in liquor, attempting to make water out of the window of his lodgings...fell thro' and dashed out his brains."
Yet another report from Dublin notes: "...Last Saturday about 40 men and women convicts were shipp'd off in our harbour to be transported to his Majesty's Plantations in America, but 4 have made their escape."
Four pages, 9 1/4 by 14 inches, red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's