Ned Kelly Letter to Sgt. James Babington

Letter to Sgt. James Babington  (1870) 
by Ned Kelly

July 28, 1870 when Kelly was fifteen years old. The original letter is held at the Public Record Office, Victoria.


James Babington 28th July

I write you these lines hoping to find you and Mis Nickilson in good health as I am myself at present I have arrived safe and I would like you would see what you and Mstr Nickelson could do for me I have done all circumstances would alow me which you now try what you con do answer this letter as soon as posabel direct your letter to Daniel Kelly gretta post office that is my name no more at presant Edward Kelly every one looks on me like A black snake send me An answer me as soon posable

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