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Orton-TicWborne Eyitfenoe.

The following letter eas appeared ia the Launces- ton TELEGRAPH :-TO the Editor.-Sir,-Jfor Borne time past great efforts haye been made in Sydney by Mr. Daniel Smith, the agent for the "Tich- borne Bolease Association" in London, to get a patient named William Cresswell removed from the Parramatta Lunatic Asylum, in order to take him to England under the supposition that he is the very identical Arthur Orton. The late Guildford Onslow, in his letter to me, has distinctly stated that Arthur Orton was tattooed AO-AO on his arm. Onslow also sent to me a

printed tabulated description of Boger Tichborne, of the olaimant, and of Arthur Orton, in whioh, under the heading "Arthur Orton Evidence," it is stated, " Family evidence, Chilian Evidence, Australian evi- dence, Wapping evidence, showed that he was tat- tooed AO, each nearly an inoh long." To all that I add my Tasmanian evidence, which is my testimony of having seen the tattooed AO on Arthur Orton's left arm, when he waB leaning with his elbows resting on the counter of tho bar talking to me one morning in tho Poyal Oak publichouse in Launceston. The Tichbori. <s olaimant haB the oioatrico on his left fore- arm, caused by the removal of the tattooed AO, and he could not satisfactorily account for it when on hia trial. You will, sir, perceivo from the above that for tho lunatio William Cress- well to bo truly Uko Arthur Orton, he (tho lunatic) must havo tho tattooed AO npon his loft arm, or tho consequent offoots caused by its removal : but, unfortunately for the very numerous persons who believe that Arthur Orton is in the skin of tho poor lunatio Creswell, ho has not the ghost of a tattoo mark upon any part of him, whioh is sub- stantial proof that that lunatio ia not in the skin ef Arthur Orton. Sinoo Mr. Daniel Smith'a applica- tion, made in tho lunacy jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, waa dismissed by bia Honor Mr. Justioe Faucett, a moustor potition, Baid to bo signed by 10,000 residents of Sydney and New South Wales, has boon presented by the Hon. A. G. Taylor to the Logislativo Assembly. Herewith appended is a copy of my affidavit, drawn up by tho Crown Solicitor, whioh, before sending you my first letters to Souper, Lady Oglo's socretary, I trust will bo interesting to thoso who havo dono mo tho honour of oarefully digesting tho hotorcogenous facts to whioh I have from timo to timo dircoted and solicited attention. Youra, &c, J. D. D. JACKSON, Gordon-street, Pad- dington, Sydney, New South Waloa, Maroh 5, 1884. P.S.-" An application having boen mado to the Seorotary of State to advise her Majosty to liberate the olaimant on a tiokot-of-loavo, tho Home Secre- tary has causod tho following communication to be sent :-' Whitehall, October 23, 1883. Sir,-In anawor to your lotter of tho 9fch instant, I am direc- ted by the Secretary of State that tho convict Arthur Orton, or Castro, will bo duo for liconso in the ordi- nary course in Ootobor, 1884.-I am, sir, your obe- dient servant, GODFREY LUSHINGTON.' "

In tho Supremo Court of Now South Wales, in lunacy.-In tho matter of tho Lunacy Aot of 1878, and of an application of Daniol Smith, late of Clorkonwoll, London, England, but now of No. 4, Charlotte-terrace, Castloroagh-stroet, Redfern, the duly appointed agent in this colony for tho purposes sot ont in affidavit of tho said Daniel Smith, sworn on September 17,1883, and filod in thia matter of an aaaooiation in London, England, called "The Tich- borne Release Association, that William Cresswell otherwise Arthur Orton, now oonfinod as au insane poraon in tho Lunatio Asylum, Parramatta, in the colony of New South Walea, may bo removed from the aaid oolonyto London. England, on November 16F 1883. John Dettmor Dodds Jaokson, of Gordon street, Randwick, pianoforte manufacturer, being duly sworn, makoth oath and saith as follows j-1. About soven years ago I attondod at Parramatta Lunatio Aaylum in company with Dr. Taylor, then tho modioal auporintondont of the aaid aaylum, and Mr. Paas, then of Parramatta. I saw the peraon confined in the said asylum as a lunatio, undor the name of William Cresawell. 2. During tho lattor part of the y oar 1855, and tho early part of 185G, I was in buei noaa in Launoaoton, in Tasmania, aa a pianoforte manufacturer, and becamo acquainted with a man named Arthur Orton, who waa commonly oalled "Arthur Orton tho Sailor." Ho was then residing at tho Royal Oak public houBO, at the oorner of Bria bane-atroet and Tamar-stroot, Launceston, Van Diomen's Land. Thia public house was kopt by, or waa undor tho management of a Mrs. Mary Ann Tredgett, said to bo a widow, and the sister of the Baid Arthur Orton. Tho public house did not, to the best of my recollection and boliof, belong to Mrs. Tredgett. Tho said Arthur Orton waa said to bo Mrs. Tredgett's brothor, and ho acted aa barman for hor in the house. I particularly recollect that ho brought a musical box for mo to repair, whioh ho said belonged to his sister, Mrs. Tredgett. I becamo acquainted with him, and in tho course of conversation ho told me that he had beon at Valparaiso, in a atoro there. I saw him repeatedly after this, during a period of three or four montha, when he left Launceston, and I did not soe him again at Mrs. Tredgett's house. There was at thia time residing at Mrs. Tredgett's a man, who went by tho name of Edward Souper, who waa introduced to mo by a man named Robert Clabburn aa Sir Roger Tichborne. Tho so-oallod Sir Roger Tichborne waa a tall, dark, slight man, who spoke Engliah with a foreign-I think a Fronch-accent. Ho could speak a little Spanish. I loat sight of him in tho year 1856, through his leaving Launceston. 3. I am cortain that the man I Baw in tho Lunatio Asylum at Parramatta, with Dr. Taylor, and who was called Cresswell, is not tho man I know in Launceston as Arthur Orton, nor ia ho tho man who waa introduced to me as Sir Roger Tichborne. I never saw him, BO far aa I am aware, until I Baw him when I waa in oompany with Dr. Taylor aa before-mentioned.


Sworn by tho doponont on tho day and year firB* abovo-mentionod at-bef ore me, H. Hu NET OuiiD, a Commissioner for Affidavits.

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