Francis Forbes - Correspondence relating to the Sudds, Thompson, and Robison cases, ca.1824-1830

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Francis Forbes - Correspondence relating to the Sudds, Thompson, and Robison cases, ca.1824-1830

In 1826, the privates Joseph Sudds and Patrick Thompson deliberately committed theft in the expectation that they would be transported, a fate they believed to be preferable to continued service in the army. Lieutenant Governor Ralph Darling, Governor of N.S.W., commuted their sentence to a flogging and assignment of seven years hard labour in the chain gang.

This collection includes reports, notes and correspondence with and from Francis Forbes, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW, that relate to the Sudds and Thompson cases, the transmission of charges by Captain Robison against Governor Ralph Darling, and Robison's trial and court martial.

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Forbes correspondence

Forbes correspondence

In 1826, the privates Joseph Sudds and Patrick Thompson deliberately committed theft in the expectation that they would be transported, a fate they believed to be preferable to continued service in the army. Lieutenant Governor Ralph Darling, Governor of N.S.W., commuted their sentence to a...

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