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Title: Greta- To the Inspector General of the Penal Establishment from William Williamson re: remission of sentence
Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
Provenance: VPRS 4969 P0 Unit 1 Item 52
Transcript: of Fitzpatricks revolver. Dan had hold of his right arm and Mrs Kelly was holding a spade against Fitzpatricks chest. Ned took the revolver from his hand and then they let go of him. Ned came out and told me to run into the yard some horses which were on the flat and to tell Skillion to go to Hartys a farm about four miles away and bring two more horses. I told Skillion and then brought the horses as desired. I was then told to get their saddles and rations which they had packed and hid in a hollow log and put them on the horses. When I had done this Skillion came with two more horses. Dan Kelly and his sister Kate and King came to the yard and I asked them how Fitzpatrick was. Kate Kelly said that he was in great pain, that Ned had cut the bullet out and Mrs Kelly had dressed the wound. Dan and King had some talk about what they would do with him (Fitzpatrick). King was for taking him with them and Dan for letting him go, Fitzpatrick promising to say nothing about being shot. Skillion and I were then told to take the horses up on the range and wait there till they came. We waited there about an hour when Dan and King came up and took the horses and started. Skillion and I then started for home, near which place we met Ned Kelly who said that he had been seeing Fitzpatrick on the road and he (Ned) had made it all right with him. Fitzpatrick had promised to say nothing about having been shot, if he could help it, but if there was any noise about it I was to say that Fitzpatrick was standing talking to me when he saw two men on the next range and started away to try to arrest one of them when the other man fired from behind a tree at him, that there were two or three shots fired and one man fell and the other closed on Fitzpatrick and took his revolver and ammunition from him and then let him go. Fitzpatrick was to be said to have then gone in the direction of the Kellys, one of the men to be described as being like the herdsman and the other like Witlow the poundkeeper, and Kellys mother would state how she had dressed the wound in his wrist. I told Kelly I should never be able to think of that story and had better say that I knew nothing about it. Ned Kelly said very well, mind you stick to that. He