Inhuman cruelty or villany detected [microform] : Being a true relation of the most unheard-of, cruel and barberous intended murder of a bastard child belonging to John and Ann Richardson, of Boston, who confined it in a small room, with scarce any victuals, or cloathing to cover it from the cold or rain, which beat into it, for which crime they were both of them sentenc'd to set on the gallows, with a rope round their necks, &c.
- [Boston] : [Printed by Richard and Samuel Draper?], [not before 1764]
- Physical Description:
- 1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) : illustrations (relief cut)
- Recorded twice by Bristol, among imprints for 1764 and 1773 respectively. In the latter entry, Bristol followed Ford in inferring 1773 as date of publication from the publication in that year of another broadside with the same relief cut (A Solemn farewell to Levi Ames, Boston : printed and sold at Draper's printing-office, in Newbury-Street; Shipton & Mooney 42506). The cut, however, seems to have been in use as early as 1734; see A Mournful poem on the death of John Ormsby and Matthew Cushing (Shipton & Mooney 40054)., Text in two columns; relief cut of an execution (Reilly 1179) at head., Verse in nineteen stanzas; first line: Adieu to wanton jests, both false and vain., and ONLINE VERSION AVAILABLE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Other Forms:
- Digital image available in the Readex/Newsbank Digital Evans series.
- Reproduction Note:
- Microopaque. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1955-1983. 23 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 42454).
- Reviewed/Cited In:
- Bristol, R.P. Supplement to Charles Evans' American bibliography, B2478, Bristol, R.P. Supplement to Charles Evans' American bibliography, B3578, Ford, W.C. Broadsides, 1686, and Shipton, C.K. National index of American imprints through 1800 42454
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