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Execution of John McCanna and Joseph Richardson
This account begins: 'A true account of the Behaviour and Execution of JOHN M'CANNA and JOSEPH RICHARDSON, a farmer, who were hanged at Dumfries on Wednesday the 14th of May, 1823, for uttering Forged Notes on the Ship Bank of Glasgow. Also, an affecting account of their last interview with their Parents, Wives, and Children, the night before their execution.' It was printed by John Muir of Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.
Execution of John McKana and Joseph Richardson
This execution notice begins: 'EXECUTION. / A full and particular account of the Execution and behaviour of JOHN M'KANA, alias M'KENA, and JOSEPH RICHARDSON, for the crime of uttering as genuine false and forged notes, who were EXECUTED at Dumfries, on Wednesday the 14th day of May, 1823.' It was printed by McLachlan of Dumfires, and was probably priced at one penny.
Execution of Mrs McLeoid
This broadside begins: 'The Last Farewel and Lamentation of Mrs McLEOID, who was execute in the Grass-Market of Edinburgh on the 8th of March 1727, for the Crime of Forgery, with her last Farewel to the World.' The first verse begins: 'All People now both far and near, / that sees my wretched State, / Lament my Case, for why I am / Oh! Most Unfortunate.' A woodcut illustration of a woman surrounded by foliage has been included at the top of this sheet.
Executions of Thomas and David Urquhart
This execution notice begins: 'A full and particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of THOMAS URQUHART, and DAVID his son, who both received Sentence, to be hanged at Edinburgh, the 18th of October, 1797.'
Forger's Doom: Or John Currie's Last Speech
This crime ballad begins: 'I find I was a Fool to mock the Laws, / My Notes are finely chang'd for Hangie's Taas.'
Last words and lamentation of Mrs McLeod before her execution
The report begins: 'The Last Farewel and Lamentation Of Mrs. M'Leoid, who was Execute in the Grass-market of Edinburgh on the 8th of March 1727, for the Crime of Forgery, with her last Farewel to the World.' The name of the publisher is not included.
Life and Actions of Mrs M'Leod
Verse 1: 'Since nought can satisfy the Wrath / Of these my Foes, but only Death / Before that I the world leave / My Confession ye's get, I believe / It wad be tedious to narrate / Each single Sin I did create / Because that they seem to be more / Than Sand that is on the Sea Shore...' The name of the publisher is not included.
Life and Behaviour of Samuel Bell
Following on from the title, this crime report continues: 'Late residenter at the Spittal, in the County of Durham. Who was executed on Wednesday, 3d of September, 1800, at the West End of the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, for the crime of issuing forged Notes.' The sheet was originally published in 1800 by J. Morrison of East Campbell's Close in Edinburgh's Cowgate, and republished in Glasgow by J. Galbraith.
Merry Dialogue, in the Tolbuith of Edinburgh; Betwixt Tonny Ashton, and John Curry
Verse 1: 'Tonny. / COME, my couragious Jack, my metl'd Scot; / Why may'nt we kindle Kindness with a Pot, / Yow've run the Ghent-loup, and yow've try'd the Tron, / Your suffrings are expir'd, when mine comes on'. A handwritten annotation at the foot of the broadside suggested that it was published in Edinburgh on the 16th of April 1728. The price and publisher are not noted.
Seven Men Sentenced to Die
'An account of the notorious WILLIAM PROBERT, and Six other unfortunate Men, who are all to be Executed in London on Monday Morning next, for the crimes of Horsestealing and Forgery. Probert was the companion of the late notorious Thurtel and Hunt, the horrid Murderers, the former of whom was also executed for the bloody murder of their companion, William Weare, in a lonely part of the country.' The sheet was published in 1825 by John Muir of Glasgow.
Speech by John Curry
This last speech begins: 'The Speech of John Curry, To be delivered on the Tron 10th Apr. 1728.' Written in verse form the speech begins: 'Altho' my Lug's nail'd, to the Tron, / Yet I am not Tongue tacked John ; / I'l speak, tho' all the Bank look on, / And call me Rogue ; / I have not been an idle dron, / But Clever dog.' A handwritten note under the title suggests that John Curry's 'lug' was nailed to the Tron for forging banknotes.
Trial and sentence of Margaret Kennedy for passing on forged banknotes
This report begins: 'An Account of the Trial and Sentence of MARGARET KENNEDY, who was tried before the Circuit Court of Justiciary, at Glasgow, on Thursday last, the 1st of October 1818, and Condemned to be Executed there, on Wednesday the 4th of November next, for passing Forged Guinea Notes of the Stirling Banking Company, knowing them to be such.' The name of the publisher is not included, though it was printed in Edinburgh and cost one penny.