Donnellys and the Thompson Cow Case, 1879

William Thompson sworn. I live in the township of Biddulph on Lot 17 in the 6 Concession. I lost a cow from my place [...] I then went to Squire Stanley and asked for a Search Warrant to search sections of Donnellys farm. I had good reason to suspect the Donnellys.
I went in on the Donnelly place near the Board fence [...] Donnelly never said anything to me, John Donnelly said that there was no stolen cow in his place, but that we might go and seach the place [on our] own [...]

(Signed) William Thompson

Source: J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario Archives, Donnelly Family Papers, B4877, File 28, Unknown, Donnellys and the Thompson Cow Case, September 27, 1879.

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