proposal for a new penal settlement, in connexion with the colonization of the uninhabited districts of British North America

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Creator Isbister, Alexander Kennedy
Title proposal for a new penal settlement, in connexion with the colonization of the uninhabited districts of British North America
Identifier P000271
Subject Settling the West--Immigration and Settlement
British--Canada
Britanniques--Canada
Land settlement
Colonisation intérieure
Prairie Provinces--Description and travel
Prisoners
Prisonniers
1850
Notes print [2], 1 leaf, 22 p.; 22 cm.
Language English
Media Text
Contributor University of Alberta
Description With former penal colonies such as New South Wales reluctant to receive more convicts, Isbister asked what was to be done with 6,000 persons annually convicted in Britain, and suggests that Rupert's Land would make as satisfactory a penal colony as Russia's Siberia.
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