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Transcript: are asking me questions. Which I do not like to answer. A few minutes before 12 oclock midnight Mr Gale, reporter for the Telegraph, came to the Lock up I was going to visit the prisoner Gale asked me if I could let-him see Ned Kelly. I said yes. I was just going to see him, myself. I attach a paragraph cut-out-of the Daily Telegraph, which is the substance of the conversation with Ned Kelly and the reporter, but not all correct: as far as I know Snr. Constable 764 Confidential As Mr Gale is continually travelling amongst the criminal classes and is in a position to give us information not procurable elsewhere I promised him he would not be spoken about. It was he told me Snr Constable Johnston could give us good evidence as he could. I therefore suggest that no mention be made about Gale W B Montford Insp 9.7.80 [THE SHOOTING OF SERGEANT KENNEDY Reporter: When you bailed up the police at Stringybark Creek, and shot Sergeant Kennedy, did the sergeant give you a message, letter, or note-book, to give to his wife; and if so, what have you done with it? Kelly: Well, if he did, it would have been sent to her. I would have taken good care of that. Reporter: That is no answer to any question. Will you tell me Ned, straightforwardly and candidly, as you are now on your dying bed, whether poor Kennedy gave you anything or not? Kelly: I tell you if he did, Mrs. Kennedy would have got it, I could tell you the whole circumstances, but if I do, neither you nor the public will believe me, so whats the use of talking? Reporter: But is the account of the affair at Stringybark, and about Kennedys death, correct? Kelly: Its right enough in most particulars the shooting and the sticking-up, but its all false about my cutting the ear off Sergeant Kennedy. I can never forget that report. It was spread about to do me harm. I did not know Kennedy; never saw him till we stuck up the police, and I have no down at all on him. If he had told me to deliver anything to his wife, it would have been done; but he only sent his love to her. Reporter: When you were in the Warby Ranges, and Senior-constable Johnstones party pressing you, could you have shot them then, or did you say you would have the life of Johnstone? Kelly: They were so close to us that I could have easily shot them if I had thought of doing so.]