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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1856, Sunday, October 30, 1831.

Quick Justice.

Thomas Davis, footman to George Reed, Esq., of Clarence-place, Regent's-park, absconded about four o'clock on Sunday morning, after having robbed his master's wardrobe, and at eight the same morning was apprehended in Shoreditch, where he offered the property for sale. On Monday he was examined at the police office and committed to Newgate, and on Tuesday was tried at the old Bailey and convicted. On the same day the Session being ended, sentence of death was passed upon him by the Recorder, but it is expected that this sentence will be commuted to transportation for life.