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Document: John Fitzgerald Petition

A letter written for John Fitzgerald to petition for pardon. It wasn’t successful – he only received a pardon much later, in 1848. The letter asks the Governer of NSW to take into account his “unfortunate Case of being Deaf and Dumb”, adding that he was “well able to support himself at his Trade as Shoemaker”.

Museums of History NSW - State Archives Collections: Colonial Secretary; NRS 900, Petitions to the Governor from convicts for mitigations of sentences, 1810-1826 [4/1865] p52 John Fitzgerald, 18/10/1822
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