Michael Donnelly, one of the Lucan gang of that name escaped from a room in McLean's Hotel, Lucan them place in which he was incarcerated for a week or more, on Monday morning last, by jumping from the second story window. The constable could not have been watching very closely at the time. But is Michael is innocent of the offences imputed to him ( and he [avers he?] in why take leave of his guardians in such a unceremonious manner.

Source: Unknown, "Escaped," London Free Press, March 8, 1876.

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