A History of New South Wales, from Its Settlement to the Close of the Year 1844 Volume 1

A History of New South Wales, from Its Settlement to the Close of the Year 1844 Volume 1

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...their credit with the colonists who employed them in the sale of wool, but the superintendent, having no common interests with the merchant, would object to embark on board any ship not well provided and suited to the purpose. Early in the year 1836, David Boyter, Esq., M.D. Surgeon, R.N., received a conditional appointment as an agent of emigration to New South Wales, on the plan suggested by Sir Richard Bourke, subject to the confirmation of the Secretary of State. Dr. Boyter was instructed, in the event of his receiving the permission of the Secretary of State, to proceed to Scotland, and in that country to select mechanics for emigration to this colony, of the following descriptions, and in the following proportions: viz., carpenters, one eighth; joiners, one eighth; stone-masons, one-half; blacksmiths, one-eighth; and bricklayers one-eighth. These artificers were all to be married men, and accompanied by their wives and children; the ages of neither of the married couple to exceed thirty years. They were at liberty to bring out under their charge any unmarried female between the OP DR. BOYTER. 161 ages of fifteen and thirty, in whose welfare they were interested, and over whom they possessed control. Dr. Boyter was also instructed to require certificates of character and competency from the ministers of their parishes, and from masters by whom they had been employed, and to reject with the utmost care any person who had the slightest tendency to habits of intemperance, in order to prevent the formation of which during the voyage, it was intended to substitute a ration of wine for that of spirits which had hitherto been supplied to emigrants. The conditions on which these emigrants were to be brought out, were, a free passage for themselves...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517024
  • 9781236517029