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Offline Tom Potter

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Van Diemen's Land page 10
« on: Monday 05 April 21 15:09 BST (UK) »
I found some petition files for my 2nd GG uncle John Potter who was transported to Van Diemen's land for 14 years but am having difficulty working out what some of them say could some kind person please help in Deciphering them. I have added what I have done so far.
Kind Regards Tom

Page 10
Dawson Place Lawton Street
Feb 2nd 1837
My Lord
In Conformant with Your Lordship
???????in Your Note Dated Jan 2nd
I Have Made Free To?????? Your Lordship
Again, On the Subject of My Unfortunate
Son. He Was Convicted as Being A? acty
Though Not A Principal Concern In A
Robbery in A Dwelling House That He
Was In Had Cos????ey ? And Sorry to Say
That I Cannot Deny It; But That He
Facilitated in The Booty Assisted In
The Robbery on That ???y Of This ?????eder
Was Found in His Possession I Am Told
To Deny. He Never Was ???????d to ???y
Of the Fioli?? As A ?adf????? Ch??i?ir
In A Disgraceful???? Of View, ??????
Lordship May Judge What????? He???
Feelings When I ????e?t  That The Boy
Must Now Appreciate with Mercy H?????ed
???teg?? Who Reply Scoff at Those Ime?
Whom Any Seeds Of? i???? ?? ??o?abily

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Re: Van Diemen's Land page 10
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 April 21 15:36 BST (UK) »
Here goes - my amendments and additions in bold:

Page 10
Dawson Place Lawton Street
Feb 2nd 1837
My Lord
In conformance with your Lordships
permission in your note dated Jany 2nd
I have made free to address your Lordship
again on the subject of my unfortunate
son. He was convicted as being a party
(though not a Principal) concerned in a
robbery in a dwelling House. That he
was in bad company I am sorry to say
that I cannot deny it; but that he
participated in the Booty, assisted in
the Robbery or that any of the plunder
was found in his possession I am bold
to deny. He never was known to any
of the police as a suspicious character
nor was he ever before any Magistrate
in a disgraceful point of view. Your
Lordship may judge what must be my
feelings when I reflect  that the Boy
must now associate with many hardened
wretches who only scoff at those in
whom any seeds of virtue or morality

The majority of the words start with lower-case letters, so I've changed those but not made them bold. Also, I've corrected a few punctuations without marking them.

On the whole you've done a good job. Although the style is educated, it has some florid touches which can throw you off the scent. It helps if you can try to get inside the head of the writer and work out the formal manner of address; often once you get part of a word you can work out the rest.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Van Diemen's Land page 10
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 April 21 16:22 BST (UK) »
Here goes - my amendments and additions in bold:

Page 10
Dawson Place Lawton Street
Feb 2nd 1837
My Lord
In conformance with your Lordships
permission in your note dated Jany 2nd
I have made free to address your Lordship
again on the subject of my unfortunate
son. He was convicted as being a party
(though not a Principal) concerned in a
robbery in a dwelling House. That he
was in bad company I am sorry to say
that I cannot deny it; but that he
participated in the Booty, assisted in
the Robbery or that any of the plunder
was found in his possession I am bold
to deny. He never was known to any
of the police as a suspicious character
nor was he ever before any Magistrate
in a disgraceful point of view. Your
Lordship may judge what must be my
feelings when I reflect  that the Boy
must now associate with many hardened
wretches who only scoff at those in
whom any seeds of virtue or morality

The majority of the words start with lower-case letters, so I've changed those but not made them bold. Also, I've corrected a few punctuations without marking them.

On the whole you've done a good job. Although the style is educated, it has some florid touches which can throw you off the scent. It helps if you can try to get inside the head of the writer and work out the formal manner of address; often once you get part of a word you can work out the rest.

Thank you thats brilliant.

Kind Regards Tom.