To the Editor of The Australian.
Some time since it was stated in The Australian, that Mr. NASH was robbed of knives, forks, an armed chair, &c. On Tuesday night last Mr. H. THORN’s slaughter-house was entered, and a number of quarters of beef being hanging there, the thieves took the liberty of carrying one off. We have not heard of any baker losing any bread yet, to eat with the beef. But the same parties who took Mr. NASH’s knives and forks, it is supposed, took Mr. THORN’s beef.
There is not blame to be attached to the constables for this robbery, as there are very few of them in the town at night, six being employed to walk on the Factory walls.
See Original: “To the Editor of The Australian,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Friday 29 June 1827, p.2