The Sydney Morning Herald
21 February 1848
A celebrated rascal, of horse-stealing notoriety, luxuriating in the very musical soubriquet of "Buggy," was apprehended a short time, since, in a most praiseworthy manner by Mr. John Bent, of the Murrumbidgee, and lodged in safe custody in Wagga Wagga lock-up, whence it is to be hoped he will be committed to take his trial, (together with a man named Monks, an accomplice, also in custody) for stealing amongst others, a horse belonging to Mr. William Howell, late of the Tumut.
Too much praise cannot be awarded to Mr. Bent for his meritorious conduct.
The district has been left latterly with but one magistrate, William M'Leay, Esq., who has been indefatigable in the arduous duties which have in consequence been thrown upon him.