Norwich Mercury

On Pretence Of Telling Fortunes

Sunday, 28th September 1727

Canterbury, Sept. 28.

Last Monday, about Ten o'Clock in the Morning, a Servant-Maid to Mr. George Friend of the City, was trick'd out of 3l. 12s by a Female Gypsie, on Pretence of telling her Fortune; She made the Girl believe, that she would have ten times the Money again as she parted with; that a considerable Legacy would be left her before Christmas; that the Wednesday following she must go down into the Cellar, and under the Small Beer Tap there would rise up a Brick, where by digging she would find an Iron Box full of Jewels and Gold, etc.

The Girl telling no Body of it till Tuesday in the Afternoon, the Imposter made her Escape.

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