Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1035
TitleLetter from Sir William Anstruther, Bart.; 27 Jan. 1711/2
Date27 January 1712
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that the information is laid by the ghost of Sir William Anstruther; refers to 'poor John Adam our macer'; details the events of an escape from a shipwreck?; says that when he reached the shore he had a 'true view of justice'; comments on a place where judicial appointments go to the most deserving and not those favoured by the Court; says that this results in an improved system of justice; complains of a system where the system is manipulated so that the guilty go free and other abuses exist.

Old Style dating on letter.

Parts of text missing due to damage to document.
Termshipwrecks, unspecified
appointments, legal, complaints of favour
justice, abuse of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29867Adam; John (fl 1712); -; macerfl 1712
NA29868Anstruther; William (-1711); Baronet; judge; M.P.; cr. Bart. of Nova Scotia 1694; Lord of Justiciary-1711
NA29869-; - (fl 1712); damage to document has resulted in loss of name of recipientfl 1712
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