Kelly The Pirate Gets Dunked

Daily Morning Post – Monday, March 29, 1858

A notorious character, called “Kelly, the Pirate,” has lived about Monongahela City for some time. He has been in the habit of drinking very hard, and abusing his wife and children. On last Tuesday evening he took one of his children, sick with scarlet fever, from its bed, out into the night air, his wife was driven from the house and his other children beaten. A few of the citizens becoming incensed at these outrages, took him out of bed and carried him down to the river, where he was thoroughly washed, ducked and splashed until, on a promise of amendment for the future, he was released. Served him right; but it is not likely the bath will have much effect on him.

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