SEPTEMBER 13, 1834
ON Tuesday, George Stuart, alias Stipler, was accused of returning from transportation before the expira- tion of his sentence. Two persons, one a guard on board the Captivity hulk, in which it was said the prisoner sailed to New South Wales, swore to his identity, although he had not seen him for seventeen years, and about eight thousand convicts had since passed through his hands. He told the Governor of Newgate, that he should know the prisoner again by a wen on his hand. But Dr. Carpue, having examined the hands of the pri3oner, swore that there never could have been a wen upon either of them, as it would have been impossible to remove it without leaving a mark. So the prisoner was acquitted. There is a reward given for the conviction of returned convicts.