[Editor: A brief news item which mentions an ex-convict who wants to return, with his family, to New South Wales. Published in E. Johnson’s British Gazette, and Sunday Monitor, 12 September 1802.]
[An ex-convict wants to return to New South Wales]
Botany Bay. — Such is the improving state of this Colony, that a man just returned from transportation to a village near Halifax, in Yorkshire, having served his time, is preparing to go to Botany Bay, with his wife and children. He was transported for sheep-stealing, and went to return thanks to his prosecutor, for being the means of sending him to the only country where he could ever do any good!
E. Johnson’s British Gazette, and Sunday Monitor (London, England), Sunday 12 September 1802, no. 1193, page 3 (3rd column)