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Convict embarkation

Convicts and transportation



James Tucker, The Adventures of Ralph Rashleigh

There was, in fact, no lack of anything felt on board save water of which was necessarily carefully husbanded, and the want of which was chiefly endured by those who devoured their salt provisions too greedily.

Bumboats with all manner of supplies attended the Magnet at her moorings daily; and as the time for their departure drew nigh, the deck frequently presented an animating and lively appearance, sorrowfully diversified at times by groups of weeping females or children assembled round some parent or brother who was about to be severed from them, most probably for ever.