Letters from Van Dieman's Land, Written during Four Years Imprisonment for Political Offences committed in Upper Canada. Embodying Also, Letters Descriptive Of Personal Appeals on behalf of her husband, and his fellow prisoners, to the Earl of Durham, Her Majesty, and the United Legislature of the Canadas. By Mrs. B. Wait.

Buffalo: A.W. Wilgus. 1843. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo, 17c,m, The First Edition, vi,[7]-356p., with wood-engraved frontis portrait view, and single folded maps (printed in white on black) of Van Diemen's Land, some foxing, quarter dark calf, original boards, spines starting, a good working copy. (cdn) TPL 2622. Lande 2283. Sabin 100969. Ferguson 3762. There were nine Canadian exile narratives written by participants in the Rebellion of 1837-38 in Upper and Lower Canada. Wait was convicted of high treason and condemned to death, but his sentence was later commuted to permanent exile to Van Diemen's Land. He managed to escape to the United States before news reached him that he had received a pardon in 1842. Item #36550

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