Alexander Fitzpatrick's deposition - Public Record Office Victoria - Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)
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Title: Alexander Fitzpatrick's deposition
Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
Provenance: VPRS 4966 Unit 1 Item 4
Transcript: present & Mrs Kelly bandaged my arm Ned took the bullet. I then went outside Ned said I was very plucky to suffer the pain – Ned followed me outside he said now I spared you, you spare me how will we manage to say that you were shot. I said I would not mention who shot me he said You had better say you went up to arrest Dan he was in company with Williamson & I was putting the hand cuffs on him & I had my revolver out & it went off & shot me & then Dan took my ammunition from me he asked me did I know Whitlow, I said no. he said say this. two men rushed from behind a tree as you were arresting Dan describe them as two big men one of them like me & they’ll think its my brother Jim & the other Whitlow & then say I heard one of them sing out Oh! Whitlow you’ve shot him- he gave as a reason for naming these men that they were miles away.- he told me to say a lot of other things that Whitlow was supposed to have said – he made me make an entry in my book