Historical Records of New Zealand
His Majesty’s Store Ship Dromedary, at sea, Dec. 21, 1820
I beg to acquaint Your Excellency that James Dunleary, Thomas Lynch, John Grady, and James Horan, private soldiers of the 84th Regt., having been committed by the Rev. J. Butler, Resident Magistrate at the Bay of Islands, charged with the murder of William Oldridge, seaman of this ship, on the evening of the 21st Nov., 1820, and the depositions having been enclosed by the said Magistrate to the Judge Advocate, I have to request Your Excellency will be pleased to give directions for their being taken out of this ship and lodged in prison.
I have, &c.,
R. Skinner,Master Comg. To His Excellency Governor Macquarie, &c., &c.