James McDowall gave evidence during the 1855 Goldfields Commission. He had a horse taken on 02 December 1854 and was given a note stating Eureka Camp. December 2, 1854. This is to certify that we pressed on the above date a horse branded JH-JNI, belonging to James McDowall, for the services of the diggers under arms. By order of Commander in Chief, A.A. Black, Secretary.