island

COLONIAL

CORRESPONDENCE


 

 

Account of Convict Expenses Aggregated to the 29th of September 1789

Transcribed by Janice Fralic-Brown

General Account of Provisions, Necessaries and contingencies for the support of seventy six Convicts who where [sic] thrown upon the Island of Cape Breton from the Snow[?] Providence on the 10th December 1788 to this 29 September 1789 ~

Sydney 1789

  Currency Sterling
To Tremaine Stout & White their account pr Vouchr No 1
196 2 7 ½ 176 10 4 ¼
To Philip Ingouville’s            do        do       2
95 1 7 85 11 5
To John Wilson’s                  do        do       3
17 16   16   4 ¾
To George Hall’s                  do        do       4
51 5   46 2 6
To Ranna Cossitt’s                do        do       5
25 15   23 3 6
To William Day’s                  do        do       6
4     3 12  
To Charles Grant’s                do        do       7
  8     7 2 ¼
To George Petrey’s                do        do       8
  10     9  
To Frances Graham’s               do        do       9
1 16 10 1 13 1 ¾
To P.R. Nugent’s                  do        do      10
42 14 6 38 9 ½
To J. B. Dight’s                  do        do      11
259     233 2  
To George Gaudin’s                do        do      12
30 11 1 ¼ 45 10  
To Schooner Little Supply’s       do        do      13
100 7 10 97 11  
To The Military Store’s           do        do      14
21     18 18  
  873 18 5 ¾ 786 19 6 ½

I do hereby certify that the articles and expenses mentioned in the several Vouchers above specified have been received and expended by me agreable to the orders of His Excellency Lieutnant Governor Macarmick for the use of the Convicts above mentioned.

Sworn before me, to the truth

Of the above Certificate –				Geo. Gaudin, Com[???]

	At Sydney 1 October 1789



			Geo. Moore F.C.

Transcriber’s Note: The abandoned convicts (men, women and children ) were housed at Miray. They were provided with food, clothing, and shelter, tools (such as axes) and other items necessary for survival. The sick were cared for. It appears the surviving convicts did not stay in Cape Breton. The government, for their expenses in caring for the convicts, recompensed subscribers, or donors.

Source: Colonial Correspondence, Cape Breton; CO 217, Vol. 107, p. 41

 

 

Contributed by Janice Fralic-Brown
Page written 21 April 2000
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