Francis Hare Papers (no. 30): John James (Jack) Sherritt to Hare
AuthorSherritt, John James
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Paper no.30, 1 July 1880
TEXT: Beechworth / July lst 1880 / / Mr. Hare Dear Sir I write you these few lines to let you know how I am situated the night that Aaron was Shot / / Byrne asked if there was any of his brothers there in the house I am shure if we were he would have murdered us I was down at Glenrowan at the takeing of the outlaws and some one reported about Beechworth that I shot Byrne and Mrs Byrne heard the report and I ask one request of you Sir to give me a Situation at anything because there is no one knows the down that there is on me by the Kelly Sympathisers they would shoot me on the quiet and no one would know who done it I will now conclude hoping Sir you will do something for me / I remain yours / Respectfully / John James Sherritt / Beechworth /
OTHER TEXT: Letter from Jack / Sherritt after / Aaron was shot /
This is part of the digitized version of the Francis Hare Correspondence held in the University of Melbourne Archives. It consists of 54 letters and documents, of which this is one, from 1859-87 and received by or relating to Superintendent Francis Hare, one of the members of the Victoria police force involved in the pursuit and capture of the Kelly Gang. The collection complements Hare’s published memoir, The Last of the Bushrangers (London, 1892) and includes letters by some of the key figures of the Kelly story including the Police Commissioner Frederick Standish, Superintendents Charles Hope Nicolson and John Sadleir, Detective M Ward and John Sherritt, as well as items by Hare himself.
KeywordsKelly, Ned, 1855-1880; Bushrangers -- Victoria; Law enforcement -- Victoria
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