The Convict Ship And England's Exiles; In Two Parts

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byColin Arrott Browning

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1847 Excerpt: ... THE CONVICT SHIP. CHAPTER I. Inspection and embarkation of the prisoners--Their moral position in the universe--Their instruction and reformation--And the vast importance which still attaches to every one of them. At Brighton, on the 3rd day of September, 1842, I had the honour to receive a letter, "on H. M. Service," from Sir John Barrow, Bart., Secretary to the Admiralty, acquainting me with my appointment as surgeon and superintendent on board the ship Earl Grey, destined to embark male convicts for the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land. I instantly set about making, with the aid of kind Christian friends and benevolent societies, in addition to the religious books supplied by government, the best possible provision for the education and instruction of the prisoners during the voyage. On the 13th I received my instructions, joined my ship at Deptford, and directed the necessary preliminary arrangements for the embarkation about to take place. On Saturday, the 17th, the ship dropped down to Woolwich; and on Monday, the 19th, ninety prisoners were B inspected and embarked from the Warrior hulk and ninety-four from the Justitia. The day following we sailed for Plymouth Sound, where we arrived on the 25th; and, on the 26th, eighty prisoners were inspected and embarked from the hulk Stirling Castle: completing the number for whom accommodation had been prepared, namely, two hundred and sixty-four men. The addresses delivered to them in the hulks are listened to with breathless attention,--the men seem to be brought, in some happy measure, at once under the moral influence of the system of management then referred to, and of the hope--the encouraging hope set before them, which is calculated to generate moral life, to rescue from the chilling and destructive ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1847 Excerpt: ... THE CONVICT SHIP. CHAPTER I. Inspection and embarkation of the prisoners--Their moral position in the universe--Their instructio...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217328660

ISBN - 13:9780217328661

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