A Fresh Start for John Lee
Whilst John Lee was serving six months in Exeter Prison for stealing silver from his employer, Colonel Brownlow, Emma Keyse wrote to the Rev. Pitkin offering the prisoner a fresh start: 'I feel much interested in his family and himself: and I have told his mother that I will take him back into my service, and to work in my garden with my gardener for a while, to be able to give him a character, until something desirable may turn up'.
Written by Mike Holgate
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|Written by||Mike Holgate|
|Organisation||Torbay Library Services|
|Format||photocopy; 262 mm x 124 mm|
|Source||Torbay Library Services|
|Subject||Lee. Torquay. Babbacombe. Exeter|
|Publisher||Torbay Library Services|
|Keywords||chaplin pitkin prison exeter criminals gaol keyse dream execution|