A Thief's Confession [Manuscript]. [Criminals]. [Great Britain]. The Voluntary Confession & Information of Zachariah Billings-Taken Before Me This 11th Day of May 1700 [Running Title]. 8" x 6-1/4" bifolium, docketed on recto of first leaf, content in neat hand to verso and recto of second leaf. Moderate toning and light soiling, two vertical fold lines with short tears at bottom edges. $250. * This confession was taken in Cheshire by John Russell, apparently a justice of the peace. It states that Billings, along with Thomas Irons and Cornelius Burrow, assailed and stole money from a Butcher on the Wilmslow Road, a major thoroughfare that connects Cheshire and Manchester. The confession is signed 'X.'.
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