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Broadside: Cries of innocent blood; or murder discovered by the hand of God!...
J. Catnach, Printer, 2 & 3, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials
circa 19th century
Undated broadside regarding the murder of Christopher Mulldon by Rebecca Watt and two other women. Includes ballad verses and woodcut illustrations of the crime.
Full title: The cries of innocent blood; or, murder discovered by the hand of God! Being the remarkable account of Rebecca Watt, and two other women, barbarously and inhumanly murdering and robbing one Christopher Mulldon, a Marine belonging to the Couragenx [sic] by beating out his brains with a poker, six years ago, in a bagnio, at Portsmouth Point. Their attempts to fling the body into the sea, which not being able accomplish, they dug a grave, and buried it in the sands. The account of Rebecca Watt's voyage to Ireland, after receiving six Guineas of the murdered Marine's money. The frightful spectres, horrid dreams, and remarkable apparitions, which continually tormented her, both day and night. Her coming back to England, and going to Chatham, where (stung with the remorse of a guilty conscience), she confessed the whole tranaction [sic], and being taken before a magistrate, was committed to prison, to take her trial at the next Assizes.
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1 broadside (15 x 9.5 inches)
Kent State University
Special Collections and Archives
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Heists & Robberies
Women in Crime
British Criminal Broadsides collection
United Kingdom. England