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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 8

Original Document 8

Reward and notice to apprehend Jerry. Capture of Jerry for attacking a boy and stealing a dog.


Glendon August 6 1824

Mr. Earl

You are required to make the enclosed Notice as publick [sic] as possible, for general information, & to act upon it yourself as vigilantly as you can - the Native is the same who stole the Dog from Mr. Blaxlands people; & thence the serious encounter that ensured. * [(below) * If taken he must be sent to Wallis Plains to be tried by a Bench]

As there are several natives by the name of Jerry you must be cautious lest you take the wrong one, & give cause for ill will, which must of all other things be avoided.

Rob Scott



Notice - Four Dollars Reward

will be given to any person or persons who shall safely lodge the black Native "Jerry" belonging to the St Patricks Plains Tribe, in the custody of any constable or other properly authorised person.

This Native has outrageously attacked, bruised and robbed a defenceless Boy.   This is the second serious offence, the said black native "Jerry" has been guilty of: all Constables and every other person is therefore required to use their utmost endeavours to secure him and check such conduct in its infancy.

Glendon , August 6 1824 Robt Scott J P

[crossed at top] 6. August 1824

To apprehend Jerry

Published by the Centre for Comparative Law History and Governance of Macquarie University, and State Records NSW