You may rely upon this simple statement, and submit it if you approve of it,
to your readers.
I am, Sir.
Ab Initio Usque Ad Finem Horribile Dictu.
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Avanit Il Tuo Cospetto, Dio Potente! Grida Vendetta Il Sangue Innocente.
As I want to be believed, so I transcribed the following document
from 'The Argus' of Friday, December 15th, 1854. - Gordon Evans,
one of H.M. Captains in the Eureka massacre, now acts in the capacity
of magistrate! -
DEPOSITION OF HENRY POWELL.
The deceased deposed to the following effect: - My name
is Henry Powell, I am a digger residing at Creswick-creek.
I left Creswick-creek about noon on Saturday, December 2nd.
I said to my mates, 'You'll get the slabs ready. I will
just go over to see Cox and his family at Ballaarat.'
I arrived at Ballaarat about half-past four, or thereabouts.
I saw armed men walking about in parties of twenty or
thirty; went to Cox's tent; put on another pair of
trousers, and walked down the diggings. Looked in the
ring (the stockade). After that, went home, went to bed
in the tent at the back of Cox's tent, about half-past
nine. On Sunday morning about four or half-past,
was awoke by the noise of firing.