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(Untitled), 16 Jan 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/18

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Newspaper cutting from the Times of a letter from Sir Alfred Wills (Saxholm, Basset, Near Southhampton [Hampshire]) concerning the case of David Davies [also known as David Evans] "the old shepherd of Dartmoor [Devon]" who had been sentenced to a period of preventative detention in addition to a sentence of penal servitude for stealing from a church collecting box. Wills includes criticism of [WSC's] decision to exercise "useless and mischievous clemency" in the case, and of the inaccurate statement made by [David Lloyd George] that David Evans had been sentenced to 13 years penal servitude.


  • Creation: 16 Jan 1911

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