A few weeks after the siege at Glenrowan, the Kelly Reward Board was established as a means of distributing the Kelly reward money. An advertisement was placed in the newspapers for claimants involved in the destruction of the Kelly Gang to come forth and lodge a claim. The left-hand side of the Declaration Form was signed by a member of the Board, whilst on the right-hand side of the form, both the claimant and their witness signed the declaration form to be reviewed by the Board.
|Kelly Reward Board
Melbourne 1881Sir,I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter setting forth the grounds upon which you claim to participate in the above Reward, and am directed to inform you that your claim will receive due consideration.Be good enough without delay, to sign the enclosed Declaration in the presence of a witness, who must also sign and give his address.Enclose in the envelope sent for the purpose.I have the honor to be,
I hereby agree to refer my claim to participate in the above-mentioned reward to the Kelly Reward Board, and I hereby declare that I am willing to accept and abide by the decision of that Board upon such claim.
Address of Witness
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