Courtesy of Document Collection of Society of Genealogists – London and Else Churchill
This is it, folks. The Newgate Letter written by William Longmire Oct 21, 1725 just days before his scheduled execution. Fortunately it was deposited into Society of Genealogists holdings in London in 1999 – by persons unknown. Thanks to the sharp eye and generosity of Mr Kingsley Ireland it has finally found its way to the colonies, more than 275 years later than William’s own arrival here.
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