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To His Excellency Major General Sir Richard Bourke R.C.R. Governor in Cheifs[sic] New South Wales and its dependencies &c.- &c.- &c.-

The Petition of John Smith per Ship "Medway" Life now serving (in the ordinary service of the Crown) under sentence at the Settlement of Moreton Bay.

Most humbly Sheweth - - That your Petitioner arrived at Van Deimans Land in the year 1825 and was shortly afterwards removed to Sydney on the Ship "Chapman". - - That Petitioner shortly after his arrival at Head Quarters was forwarded to King George's Sound on the formation of the settlement there, hopes having been held out to him by the Government that after Eighteen months good conduct a Ticket of Leave would be granted to him; after having anxiously awaited for Four years and upwards with an unexceptionable character for this indulgence and there being no probability of Petitioner being removed, he absconded and subsequently surrendered himself to the authorities at Swan River. - - That Petitioner was shortly after removed to this settlement having again been sent from Swan River to Sydney in the Ordinary Service of the Crown where he had endeavoured by exemplary and persevering conduct during a period of Four years and upwards to obtain the approbation of his superiors, and he trusts the accompanying Certificate will prove the truth of this assertion. - - Petitioner therefore most humbly and earnestly implores your Excellency will be graciously pleased to take his unfortunate case into your humane consideration and with your accustomed clemency sanction Petitioners return to Head Quarters or grant him such other mitigation or releif[sic] from his present Suffering as Your Excellency may deem most expedient - And your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. - John Smith

Moreton Bay - 9th April 1836

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Particulars Original Conviction

No Name Ship Where When Offence Sentence Trade
1 John Smith ali: J. Phillips Chapman Surrey QS 30th May 1825 - Life Baker
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Life Baker In the ordinary service of the Crown - 19th January 1832
The above named man, on [...??] to the [...} in the prison, appears worthy of the favorable consideration of His Excellency. Foster Fyans Capt 4th Rgt. Commdt.
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Moreton Bay The Petition of John Smith per "Chapman" praying for a return to Head Quarters.

the Honorable The Colonial Secretary Sydney

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