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Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1829, Sunday, April 17, 1831.

The Convict Gustavus Adolphus Frederick Ellis.

Ellis, the only one of the convicts left for execution was, although a young man, one of the most expe-cution [sic] on Tuesday next. Ellis is the son of a respectable tradesman, but his father dying when he was young, his mother married a muffin-maker named Gast, in Hanway yard?. Ellis was known to be absent from home at nights, and was long suspected by the police. He had two or three houses in which he used to deposit the plundered booty, until he could dispose of it. The plan was this:—Ellis hired, in various parts of the town, unfurnished lodgings, and the reference he gave to his father-in-law Gast removed all suspicion. Here the property lay until disposed of. In his room at his father-in-law's he also kept the property; and from the facilities his apparent respectability afforded for this concealment, there was hardly a burglary committed at the west end of the town in which he was not concerned. Gast was tried with Ellis and his accomplices for receiving stolen goods, but it appeared on the trial that he had no access to, nor knowledge of, what Ellis kept in his room. The maneuvering of the police-officers to catch Ellis, for whom they were long looking, at length succeeded, and the forfeiture of his life is the consequence. A. respite arrived late last night at Newgate for the wretched man, until further signification of his Majesty's pleasure.