An Unstoppable Woman

Yet another case of scolding. Imagine having to deal with her. This is from 1739

Yesterday the wife of – Hamilton Geddal, was convened before the hon. magistrates at the insistance of several of her neighbours, male and female as a notorious scold and an outrageous invader of their rights, privileges and Immunities. One of which charge being fully made against her, their Honours considering the atrociousness of the crimes, and her most Impudent bevaviour towards the plaintiffs, .. sentenced her to live upon Bread and Water for 6/12 in the House of Correction. On the clerk’s reading  the sentence she said she would have a chop and a fresh Tip and go where she would; then snatching up a large brush that lay on the table, let it full drive among them.

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