Prisoner name: Alexander Arthur.
Prisoner age: 21 or 22.
Prisoner occupation: Calico printer.
Court and date of trial: Glasgow High Court of Judiciary [Lanarkshire], 18 May 1829.
Crime: Theft by housebreaking into house of Andrew Scott, ironmonger, Calton, Glasgow.
Initial sentence: 14 years transportation.
Petitioner(s): Four petitions from Ann Reid of 15 College Street, Glasgow, the prisoner's mother; the first undersigned by four people and also the governor and chaplain of Glasgow gaol, testifying to the prisoner's good conduct in prison; the second undersigned by Andrew Scott, the victim, and three others.
Grounds for clemency: This is the prisoner's first offence; he is easily led and was enticed into the crime by William Strang and William Comb, an old offender and expert lock picker; his mother is aged and infirm and needs his support.
Other papers: Two covering letters for first and second petitions from Ann Reid.
Additional Information: Convicted with William Strang who was sentenced to seven years transportation. William Comb, a smith, turned evidence for the prosecution.