Convicts. Two Reports of John Henry Capper Esq., Superintendent of Ships and Vessels employed for the Confinement of Offenders under Sentence of Transportation; relating to the Convict Establishments at Portsmouth, Chatham, Woolwich; and at Bermuda. Transportation, John Henry CAPPER.

Convicts. Two Reports of John Henry Capper Esq., Superintendent of Ships and Vessels employed for the Confinement of Offenders under Sentence of Transportation; relating to the Convict Establishments at Portsmouth, Chatham, Woolwich; and at Bermuda

[London], 'Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed', 2 March 1837.

Foolscap folio, 8, [2] (docket only, verso blank) pages.

Drop-title, uncut and sewn as issued; three horizontal creases where folded in four (with the two exposed panels thus a little dusty and rubbed); a very good copy.

The reports are dated 30 July 1836 and 2 February 1837. Interesting observations abound, such as 'The Convicts have continued healthy; although many are brought to the Hulk in a very diseased and emaciated condition, who are not only unfit for labour, but are in such a state as to render it impossible to carry their sentences into effect by actual transportation to the Australian Settlements'. Not in Ferguson; Trove records only a digital version.

Item #105249

Price: $165.00

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