Notes of an Exile to Van Dieman's Land: comprising incidents of the Canadian Rebellion in 1838, trial of the author in Canada, and subsequent appearance before Her Majesty's Bench, in London, imprisonment in England, and transportation to Van Dieman's Land, Also, an account of the horrible sufferings endured by ninety political prisoners during a residence of six years in that land of British slavery, together with sketches of that island, its history, production, inhabitants, &c. &c. Linus Wilson MILLER.

Notes of an Exile to Van Dieman's Land: comprising incidents of the Canadian Rebellion in 1838, trial of the author in Canada, and subsequent appearance before Her Majesty's Bench, in London, imprisonment in England, and transportation to Van Dieman's Land, Also, an account of the horrible sufferings endured by ninety political prisoners during a residence of six years in that land of British slavery, together with sketches of that island, its history, production, inhabitants, &c. &c.

Fredonia, N.Y. Printed by W. McKinstry & Co. 1846. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 20.5cm, xi,378p. the first edition, in the original cloth, gilt spine titles, expertly restored, in fine condition. (cgc) T.P.L. 2790. Lande 1980. Sabin 49037. Ferguson IV:4349. Howes M-613. Story p699. One of the Canadian exile narratives, of interest for both its Australian and North American content. The author was an American who came north to serve the Patriot cause in Upper Canada. After his capture he and fifteen others were tried and sentenced to death. At a retrial in England, he was sentenced to exile in Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) and New South Wales. Millar was one of nine political exiles who published accounts of their experiences. His is an informative and vivid first hand account of the Rebellion, his trial, conviction and transportation, life in the penal colony, and subsequent pardon and return home. Item #36929

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