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The london-Citizen exceedingly injured [electronic resource] : 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.

Author/Creator:
Cruden, Alexander, 1699-1770.
Publication:
London : printed for T. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, and A. Dodd at the Peacock without Temple-Bar, [1739]
Format/Description:
Book
[4],60p. ; 8⁰.
Edition:
The second edition.
Series:
Eighteenth century collections online. Part 1.
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Subjects:
Abduction -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
England London.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Notes:
The dedication signed: A. C., i.e. Alexander Cruden.
Price from imprint: price One Shilling.
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns
Reproduction of original from British Library.
Cited in:
English Short Title Catalog, T67688.
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.