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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...
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Thomas Henry Braim
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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