Notes of an exile to Van Dieman's Land

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byLinus Wilson Miller

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1846. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. -Regulations, &c, of the Convict Ship.--"Weighing Anchor."--Apostrophe to England.-- Sea-Sickness.--Profanity, etc, of the Prisoners.--Kindness of the Surgeon. The Prisoners' School.-- A Calm in the Tropics.--Fighting among the Prisoners. History of Henry Williams.--Sharks, Albatros, Jtc-- Tristan de Cunha.-- Doub. ling the Cape of Good Hope.--Burial of the Dead at Sea.--Van Dieman's Land in Sight. The middle deck of the Canton, from the main hatchway forward, formed a floating prison for 240 men, during a voyage of two thirds the circumference of the globe. The accommodations were far better than we experienced on the "Captian Ross." Two tiers of berths, large enough for five men each, were fitted up on either side, aiad thirty hammocks were slung at night in the intermediate space. The height between decks was six feet eight inches. Two large hatchways, always kept open, but secured with iron bars, -ventilated the prison. The floor and berths were clean, and a proper regard to the health of the prisoners appeared to be scrupulously observed. For convenience in rationing, they were divided into twenty-four messes of ten men each. Eleven ounces of ship biscuit of an inferior quality, one half pound of salt meat, one pint of pea soup, or five ounees of flour made into a plain suet pudding, one pint of sweetened tea for breakfast, and the same quantity of cocoa for supper, were allowed each man daily. A small. quantity of wine, or lime juice, was also served to each man, as a preventive to scurvy, a disease well known on convict ships, and indeed any vessel in which salt provisions are used during a long voyage. Vinegar was likewise allowed for the same purpose. Two men were selected as cooks for the vcyage, which duty they performed satisfactorily to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1846. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. -Regulations, &c, of the Convict Ship.--"Weighing Anchor."--Apostrophe to England.-- Sea-Sickness.--Profanity, etc, of t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217736602

ISBN - 13:9780217736602

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