1820 Original Manuscript Letters Transported Convict Van Diemens Land. Australia
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1820 Original Manuscript Letters Transported Convict Van Diemens Land. Australia:
Two very rare and important documents in the history of British - Tasmania (Australia) colonisation.
The first of which is a handwritten letter dated 1820 from an official (Mr Johnson)to a convict about to be transported to Van Diemens Land for life, in answer to his question of what is to become of his (the convicted William Singleton) posessions. The letter states that everything now belongs to the Crown and Bishop of Winchester. The letter also warns Singleton that should his brother try to interfere, as he has threatened, he will find himself transported as well.
The second is an official handwritten document of 1832, signed by the Governor of Van Diemens Land granting Singleton full remission of his sentence for hisgood behaviour and conduct. Complete with official seal of Van Diemans Land.
Of interest, he arrived in Hobart Town in 1821 on the ship 'Lady Ridley'.
Two very nice original items.