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[bottom left] The Prs. to remain onboard the Govr. Phillip until Mr. Hely can dispose of them Request of Mr Hely to hasten this. The Gov Phillip to be taken back [two words ...] for Norfolk Island-

Master Attendant} 20 Feby 1834. Princl. Super. Convicts} [...illeg two words]

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18 - I am sorry to say our Fishing nets are quite rotten, therefore insist two good Sienes[sic] may be provided by the next ship. 19 - As the Military are now improvi= dent with any stores, I should hope the Isabella will be for= warded without de= lay. 20 - The Prisoner as in Margin came free, Captn Clunie has recommended him for mitigation. I think him a wor= thy object & deser= ving for hours earned now upwards of five years, and a great part of the time, as overseer.

[marginalia] If there are Seines to be had let them be forwarded by this opportunity or obtained for the next. RB

John Coogan Came Free.

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of Herds of wild Cattle and Pigs. Par 9. With respect to the application for ploughs considering the fertility of the Soil at Moreton Bay and that the Climate is I believe rather more favorable to the regular growth of Grain than at Norfolk Island or another the Colony, I will not object to encourage the production of a copious quantity for the supply of N. Island or elsewhere by allowing the ploughs that are asked for. Let the Commandant be at the same time enjoined to take special care that the [severe labor-underlined] of the Convicts is not to be in any way diminished by the substitution of oxen for men in this particular operation of Agriculture. It is desired that so much greater a quantity of ground is to be allotted to the growth of grain as to require in the after processes as much and as more labor as the processes now include in working with the Mattock a Spade - and it is in the business of Agriculture that they are to continue to be employed. The A.C General is to supply the Bulls and implements hereinbefore stated and let him be informed of these instructions to the Commdt in reply to his suggestions for supplying the Settlement by means of its own productions May 12 RB

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36/1172 9th February 1836 [TR] 110

No 36/67 Princ Supt of Conv: Office

5th February 1836 Sir I have the honor to report to you for the information of His Excellency the Governor, that it appears by the accompanying List (to be returned) that the Individual named in the margin was permitted by the Commandant of Moreton Bay to return to Sydney by a private Schooner called the Richmond, and has not been forwarded to this Office for examination as

[left margin] Moreton Bay 1 Hanuary 1836 to be returned

James Lee Born in the Colony The Honorable the Colonial Secretary

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Original open on Register Duplicate No. 202

Commissariat Office Sydney 3rd February 1836 Sir The owner of the Schooner Richmond lately from Moreton Bay has reported to me that when that vessel was about to sail a Man an Expiree was put on board as a Passenger for Sydney, for which he now claims payment of four pounds the stipulated sum for Passengers of that description. Not having received any intimation of it I have the honor to request that if you are in possession of any information on the subject you will be pleased to cause me to be made acquainted with the particulars, to enable me to make payment of the amount I have the honor to be Sir your most Obedient servant Miller ACG The Honble the the Colonial Secretary s

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36/1720 - 26th February 1836 Isabella No 36/_2_ Moreton Bay Feby 20th,1836. Sir I do myself the honor to inform you, that the Isabella Schooner arrived here on the 9th Inst, No I In reference to three paragraphs in my last dispatch for His Excellency's in formation, I beg to express my deep re: gret at having acted without first obtaining his sanction, but considering them three very material points for the general good of the settlement To Mr trouble The Colonial Secretary x - x - x Sydney.

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36/1721 26th February 1836 V Isabella

Moreton Bay 11th Jany 1836 Sir I do myself the honor to inform you for his Excellencys infor: mation, that on my arrival here it was mentioned to me a plot was in existence for the plunder of the Commissariat store, Captain Clunie had good information respecting Private O'Brien 4th Regt, being an accomplice, we agreed the sooner he was sent to head Quarters the better, I arrived and sent him up by the return vessel, a circumstance of this nature made me particularly anxious for the safety of the store, - by a change of locks, some time after I had reason to believe the store had been entered, and for the further

Honble A. McLeay

Colonial Secretary

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36/1724_26th February 1836 a Peter List of One prisoner saving under sentence of Transportation Commandant to the favorable consideration of His Excellency The G(overnor) Original conviction

No Name Ship Where When Offence Sentence Trade By Whom
1 John Goodwin Speke 3 Middlesex 11May 1826 Highway Robbery Life Ship carpenter and caulker Not mentioned
direction of his Excellency for conduct and character since ........ a person upwards of
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Pr Isabella 174 a Transportation for Life at Moreton Bay recommended by the the Governor for his general good conduct 20th February 1836 Colonial conviction

By whom Where When Offence Sentence When forwarded
Not mentioned Not stated Not stated Not stated Escaped the Colony to the East Indies Remainder of his original sentence 22nd August 1828
I beg to recommend to the possible consi= for his unexceptional good since his arrival at this Settle= of seven years. Foster Fyans Capt 4th KO Regt Commdt.
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Number obscured 7th January 1836

Pl Supt of Convicts Office 6 January 1836

Sir I have the honor to enclose a Memoran= =dum, transsmitted to me in you letter of the 26th Inst.. No 35/713 & omitted to be returned in my reply of the 2nd inst. No 31/3-

I have the honor to be Sir Your obt servant F Fyan, Brenan Asst Prn Sup of Convicts

[left margin] Signed. T. Spicer-Moreton Bay 1 pound 4 shillings 6 pence

Where is the money which accompanied 36/104? [pencil] In my possession for security.

The Honble the Colonial Secretary

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