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NEW SOUTH WALES
VAN DIEMEN’S LAND,
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESENT CONDITION OF THAT
INTERESTING COLONY :
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN LONDON,
AND SURGEON IN THE ROYAL NAVY.
“He who thinks he sees many around him, whom he esteems and loves, labouring
he could withhold his endeavours to set them right, from an appreh nsion of in-
MRS. ELIZABETH FRY.
MY late voyage in the Morley, female convict ship, having been undertaken chiefly at your instance; an account of it could not with propriety, in my opinion, be addressed to any person but yourself. A faithful relation of every circumstance connected with the voyage has rendered occasional mention of your name unavoidable, for which I have to entreat your
indul• gence. In soliciting your protection to the follow
ing pages, I am anxious to secure for them an attention and respect which, perhaps, their own intrinsic merit could not justly claim : of their object few are better qualified to judge than you are, and certainly none will feel a livelier interest in promoting