"Susanna Langbridge, Rogue and Vagabond" [Manuscript]. Langbridge, Susanna. Nash, Richard. [Statement Under Examination of Susanna Langbridge]. London, May 9, 1751. 10-1/4" x 8-1/2" part-printed document completed in manuscript with manuscript docket to verso. Moderate toning, light foxing and edgewear, two horizontal fold lines, large dampstain to top half of sheet, small tears and holes along fold lines without loss to text. Autograph signature of Francis Cokayne, Mayor and mark of Susanna Langbridge to bottom of document. $250. * According to the docket on the verso, Nash, a London justice of the peace, was ordered by the mayor "to receive Susanna Langbridge apprehended as a Vagabond ... appurtive to Mrs. Ann Horton." Susanna apparently swore "on her Oath faith, that she don't know where her late Husband's Settlement is" and presumably also had no knowledge of the matter concerning Mrs. Ann Horton. It seems likely that Susanna had previously refused to cooperate with the investigation, forcing Nash to formally arrest her.
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