Original petitions made by convicted persons seeking the revocation or reduction of their sentences. Attached to some petitions are related papers and some returns, made by the governors of convict prisons, of convicts recommended for early release for good behaviour.
The petitions were made between 1839 and 1853; some of the related papers are dated after 1853. Earlier petitions are in HO 17.
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