Folios 172-173. Letter from A Alison [Archibald Alison], Sheriff of Lanarkshire, regarding the disappearance of Angus McDonald, jeweller and watchmaker, Glasgow. He had travelled to Dunbarton by steam boat along the Clyde and was know to have returned back to Glasgow; but not seen since. His watch and some of his other goods were found in the possession of a 'female keeper of a low tippling house in the City' pledged for drink by 'Some Girls of the Town'. He suspects McDonald was robbed and murdered and the body thrown into a coal pit in Rutherglen. A reward of 50 guineas has been offered; he asks for an additional government reward and a pardon for accomplices supplying information for a conviction.
He also states that such action brought forward information in an earlier case; the murder of Smith [John Smith], cotton spinner.