Bridget Laytus.
31st May 1693
Reference Numbert16930531-51
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine; Corporal > pillory; Miscellaneous > sureties

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Bridget Laytus a Mantua-maker , was tried for a Misdemeanour in Composing and Publishing 2 false and Seditious Libels, one called, A Song made upon the King, another, A Song made upon the Queen, the Burden of which Songs were, A dainty fine King, A dainty fine Queen, indeed, indeed . The Witness Swore that she saw her write the Papers, and was heard to sing the Songs, and that the Prisoner did not deny it when first taxed about it, and said, that she thought it was no harm to sing them; the Prisoner by her Counsel called some Evidence to her Reputation, who gave the Court an account she workt hard for a living at her Trade, and that they never heard her speak against the Government, nor was any ways disaffected, but that would not serve, she was found guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

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