Peter Slaven was brought up on remand charged by Michael Brown with having attempted to set fire to a stable in Barrack Street, and with having set fire to a part of it. The charge was founded on a threat made by the prisoner. Head Constable Macauley examined the stable; afterwhich he deposed that there were not the slightest grounds for saying, as alleged by the prosecution, that there had been a fire in the stable. The prisoner was discharged.
Belfast (Ireland) News-Letter, October 26, 1863.