Hello Listers, This snippet from the Londonderry Sentinel may cause a smile: a sentence of transportation to the Australian colonies was not always seen as without hope.
CROWN COURT OMAGH, COUNTY TYRONE, MARCH 1848 Londonderry Sentinel March 11 1848 Anne Job, for stealing two blankets on 2nd February last, at Trillick, the goods of Terence McQuade; and Bridget Monaghan was indicted for receiving said goods. Guilty – each to be transported seven years. The prisoner Job, on receiving sentence, exclaimed “thank God, it is not so bad as a bad marriage”. Len Swindley, Melbourne Australia Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10
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