27 January 2013

Imprisonment of convicted swindler

Friday last, Donald Mackay, a notorious swindler and impostor, who, on false pretences, particularly giving himself out as a Drover and Cattle Dealer, had obtained money from several Gentlemen and others in this place, stood an hour on the pillory, with a label on his breast denoting his crime; and was afterwards drummed through the streets to Bridewell, where he is to be confined 12 calendar months, and in the course of that period is to receive 50 lashes on his back, by the common Executioner.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 27th January 1813.

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