The "Noble Convict" myth
discusses the extent to which convicts were innocent victims or professional criminals
1822 Ticket of Leave Rules
1830 Circular defining Remissions of Sentences
Example of Tickets of Leave
. Very few tickets have survived, as they were required to be carried by their holder at all times.
Letters to the Editor of the
1836, complaining about the leniency of the remission system.
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