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Title Inhuman cruelty or villany detected. [electronic resource] : 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.

Published [Boston : Printed by Richard and Samuel Draper?, not before 1764]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill. (relief cut)
Series Early American imprints. First series ; no. 42454.
Notes Verse in nineteen stanzas; first line: Adieu to wanton jests, both false and vain.
Text in two columns; relief cut of an execution (Reilly 1179) at head.
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).
Bristol B2478
Bristol B3578
Shipton & Mooney 42454
Ford, W.C. Broadsides, 1686
Other formats Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 42454).
Notes United States Massachusetts Boston.
Subject Richardson, John.
Richardson, Ann.
Child abuse -- Poetry.
Child abuse -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Crime -- Poetry.
Crime -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Poems -- 1764.