The london-Citizen exceedingly injured or a British inquisition display'd, in an account of the unparallel'd case of a citizen of London, bookseller to the late Queen, who was in a most unjust and arbitrary Manner sent on the 23d of March 1737/8, by one Robert Wightman of Edinburgh, a mere Stranger, to a private madhouse. Containing, I. An Account of the said Citizen's barbarous Treatment in Wright's Private Madhouse on Bethnal-Green for nine Weeks and six Days, and of his rational and patient Behaviour, whilst Chained, Handcuffed, Strait-Wastecoated and Imprisoned in the said Madhouse: Where he probably would have been continued, or died under his Confinement, if he had not most Providentially made his Escape: In which he was taken up by the Constable and Watchmen, being suspected to be a Felon, but was unchain'd and set at liberty by Sir John Barnard the then Lord Mayor. II. As also an Account of the illegal Steps, false Calumnies, wicked Contrivances, bold and desperate Designs of the said Wightman, in order to escape Justice for his Crimes, with some Account of his engaging Dr. Monro the Chairman, and Dr. Guyse, Mr. Crooksbank, J. Oswald, J. Coake, and R. Horton to be Judges of his Blind-Bench, and others as his Accomplices. The whole humbly addressed to the legislature, as plainly shewing the absolute Necessity of regulating Private Madhouses in a more effectual manner than at present

Main Author: Cruden, Alexander
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for T. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, and A. Dodd at the Peacock without Temple-Bar 1739, [1739]
Edition:The second edition
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T67688. - Price from imprint: price One Shilling. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - The dedication signed: A. C., i.e. Alexander Cruden
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