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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1821, Sunday, February 20, 1831


At the Mary-le-bone office on Monday, Samuel Province and Thomas Jackson, two famous dog stealers, were committed to the House of Correction for a year, for having stolen two dogs. It appeared on the examination, that stolen valuable dogs were sold to a man living at Shadwell, who carries on a regular canine slave trade to the continent; other dogs of smaller value were killed, and their grease boiled down, for the purpose of being sold as bears' grease. Dogs' carcasses were found at the prisoners' place at Notting hill.