Letters from Van Dieman's Land, written during four years imprisonment for political offences committed in Upper Canada…

Letters from Van Dieman's Land...
Letters from Van Dieman's Land, written during four years imprisonment for political offences committed in Upper Canada…

Buffalo: A.W. Wilgus, 1843.

Small octavo, frontispiece and folding map printed white-on-black; original quarter roan.

Firsthand account of Tasmanian convict life.

Exile account by a conspicuous figure in the Canadian Patriotic Rebellion of 1837. Wait was condemned to be hanged, but the efforts of his wife procured a stay of execution, and he was finally one of the many Canadian rebels to be transported for life to Van Diemen's Land. His wife continued her heroic efforts on his behalf, and he escaped from Van Diemen's Land in a small boat; after many adventures he finally reached Grand Rapids, where his wife was living as a school teacher. She died soon after, worn out by her efforts to secure her husband's release.

Exile account by a conspicuous figure in the Canadian Patriotic Rebellion of 1837. Wait was condemned to be hanged, but the efforts of his wife procured a stay of execution, and he was finally one of the many Canadian rebels to be transported for life to Van Diemen's Land. His wife continued her heroic efforts on his behalf, and he escaped from Van Diemen's Land in a small boat; after many adventures he finally reached Grand Rapids, where his wife was living as a school teacher. She died soon after, worn out by her efforts to secure her husband's release.

Ferguson, 3762; Staton & Tremaine, 2622.

Price (AUD): $850.00  other currencies     Ref: #2402287

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