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  • Title
    Reuben Brumley - bond undertaking not to receive any persons on board the American ship Hope without the governor's permission, 18 March 1807
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  • Call number
    DLDOC 159
  • Level of description
  • Date

    18 March 1807
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    1 folder - 0.02 Meters
    Textual Records
    Textual Records - (printed)

    By 1800 masters of ships coming into Sydney Harbour were required to post a bond of several hundred pounds not to carry convicts away without the governor's permission.
    Reuben Brumley was captain of the Hope.
  • Scope and Content
    In 1801 Governor Philip Gidley King, at the request of the Governor General of India, emended part regulations to require ships' bonds to be entered into by departing vessels to prevent the landing of ex-convicts from Australia in the East India Company's settlements and in China.

    DLDOC folder

    The bond is for the sum of 800 pounds and is signed by Reuben Bromley. Co-signatories, in the sum of 100 pounds, are Simeon Lord and James Underwood, merchants of Sydney.
  • General note

    Transferred from MSV to DLDOCs
    Digital order no:a928965
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  • Exhibited in

    On the Run. Daring Convict Escapes - State Library of New South Wales (6 November, 2006 - 9 February, 2007)
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