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N.S. Wales

20 July 1802

VII Escapes

Mischief by Exp
in case of return afford
no excuse to the
founders of the
Colony at home.

Our argument plea then is, though in the way of apology rather then defence, and a plea
There One plea there is which though it be a threadbare of defence and apology
which, threadbare as it is, must yet be noticed, as being the only one.
I mean that which may be drawn, from the dangerous
character of the individuals thus injured, and the injury
that may be might of to which the community here
at home would be have been exposed, had they been restored, at
the respective periods, to the exercise of their rights.+ In
circumstances thus a state of things, the idea of which can not present itself
without existing regret and considerable difficulty production without exciting strong sensations of regret: I mean in every breast
that feels the force of those distressing circumstances, which
would naturally present themselves in regard to the
in case of the relinquishment of this scent of abominations
question by what means the security of the community
here at relative
set prudence at variance with justice, and the difficulties
that press upon thy choice as
to the manner best mode of disposing
of these dangerous and obnoxious members, and by what as to the
means, by which the security of the community here at home
and the regard due to the rights and feelings of the individuals
in question there, may be best as far as the case ad nature of
admitts be reconciled most effectually reconciled.

+ In the mention of this
plea subterfuge I am sorry to
be obliged to touch upon.

[+] considering that
the cause of the
relinquishment of
the of

But though this plea subterfuge be the only one, I am almost
ashamed to trouble Your Lordship with so palpably a facile
an one. Admitting that, so far as the condition
of the individuals in question is concerned, whatever
has been done is in every instance exactly who the very
best thing that could have been done, it would not follow
that it
afford the smallest excuse for it having been
thus illegally done:+ Admitting the necessity of every
thing that has been done in every point except that
of the authority under which it has been done—what follows?
what would they the guilty gain by it? Does the necessity extend apply itself
to the subversion of the constitution, and the violation of the fundamental

+ it would not afford
the smallest excuse
for the engagement so
solemnly and publicly
taken to do the

Identifier: | JB/116/334/001
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