leaflet includes cases which were brought before Lords MacKenzie
and Meadowbank at the circuit court in Perth. One such case was
of a Elizabeth Brown accused of stealing a petticoat and pair of
sheets from a Mrs Ross, innkeeper of Forfar, she was sentenced to
seven years transportation.
case was Innes Kelley sailor, charged with the murder of his wife
Janet Mitchell at their home in the Hawkhill. Even though there
were several witnesses with concurring testimony proving his guilt,
Innes Kelly escaped justice because of a technical discrepancy,
and was discharged.