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From the Sussex Advertiser, 26th October 1812

Madgwick and Davis, the two men stated in our last to have been committed to prison, on suspicion of killing and stealing on the premises of Mr Ellman of Glynde, near this town, a valuable ram, the property of Sir John Sebright, on Thursday, underwent a second examination, when it appeared that on re-searching the house occupied by the prisoners, a crock containing salted mutton was discovered sunk in the earth, beneath a flight of steps, covered with loose boards, under a heap of potatoes, which greatly strengthened the suspicion; and in confirmation it further appeared that the robbers, in flaying the animal, had left all the shank-bones attaching to the skin, the joints of which exactly fitted the corresponding bones of the mutton found in the crock; whereupon the offenders were fully committed to Horsham gaol, for trial at our next assizes. Madgwick was a labourer, and Davis a journeyman carpenter who had worked in the neighbourhood of Glynde about six months.

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