Manchester Turner

In his petition for pardon in 1830 wrote

The Learned Judges proposed to Memorialist’s council Messrs Denman and Cross, a compromise the conditions of which was that those that remained untried should be requested to retract their plea, and plead guilty and those that were to be sent out of England, would be considered free under the restrictions of Banishment, and which said conditions were delivered orally at the Gaol, by Mr Denman, one of the said Council, and which on the part of Memorialist and others accepted, - That the above implied indulgence was not, from some cause unknown to  Memorialist carried entirely into effect, for altho’ Memorialist received a distinct treatment with the others similarly circumstanced until he arrived at New South Wales, on landing he underwent the ordinary disposal by assignment, which Memorialist believes was not originally intended, as they were not tried and convicted by a Jury, but banished on a voluntary confession……