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Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser
Dublin, Ireland
Monday, 15th October 1888

THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS
LETTER FROM THE HOME SECRETARY

London, Sunday

The Home Secretary has sent the following reply to Mr Lusk, of Alderney road, Mile End, in answer to his request that a free pardon might be offered to the accomplice or accomplices of the Whtiechapel murders.

October 12th,

SIR, - I am directed by the Secretary of State to thank you for the suggestions with your letter of the 7th inst. on the subject of the recent Whitechapel murders, and to say in reply that from the first the Secretary of State has had under consideration the question of granting a pardon to accomplices. It is obvious that not only must such a grant be limited to persons who have not been concerned in contriving or in actually committing the murders, but the expedience and propriety of making the offer must largely depend on the nature of the information received from day to day which is being carefully watched with a view to determine that question. With regard to the offer of a reward M Matthews has under the existing circumstances nothing to add to his former letter.
GODFREY LUSHINGTON

A person was arrested yesterday on suspicion but was again released, and no one is now in custody in connection with the murders.


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