Mrs. Margaret Caroline Rudd. Tried for Forgery Dec, 8, 1775 & Acquitted.Engraved for the Lady's Magazine.
Engraving. 191 x 114mm. Trimmed to an inch outside the platemark.
Margaret Caroline Rudd, the mistress of Daniel Perreau, was accused by both the brothers of being the forger and the instigator of forgeries, in particular of a bond belonging to William Adair, which she supposedly uttered and published. In the end the brothers were tried and convicted on the clearest evidence, whilst Mrs. Rudd was tried and acquitted. Following this result the Perreaus, who had been respited, were both ordered for execution. Great efforts were made to save Robert, but it was decided that they must die together.
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