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A STRANGE OBJECT FOR PUBLIC SYMPATHY.

The notorious Peter Slavin appeared before the Bench, charged with having attempted to break into his father's house, and with having assaulted Constable Marshall in the execution of his duty. The prisoner's father did not appear to prosecute him.

Mr. Savage-- His father is about to send him to Australia.

Mr. Tracy-- He should have been sent to a neighbouring colony there long ago.

Constable Wm. Marshall said that, on Saturday night, the prisoner's father gave him in charge for breaking into his house. He knocked the constable down, and threatened to take his own father's life.

Mr. Tracy-- He beat his father and mother and assaulted three people some time ago, and, strange to say, a memorial was sent up to Government to get him out of jail, signed by a number of people who could have known nothing of the facts I mention. It is one of the sins of this place that people will put their names to the documents without ascertaining the facts. This man was represented as a very excellent character, and the main support of his poor decrepit old father, whom he had assaulted a few days before. For this assault he is to be imprisoned for one month. I am sure the people who signed the memorial for him could not have been aware that he had beaten his father and mother, or they would not have done it.

Belfast (Ireland) News-Letter, February 23, 1858.