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which was the print by Holloway > I well retneinber to have seen adorning the chimney-piece of the room where Mr . Muir was detained in Newgate . The Fifth letter is the original , coinmuiiicated to me , I believe , by
that gentleman , of-Mr . M air ' s two friends , to whom it is directed . Your readers , by referring to the former pages of this volume , may preserve the connexion cf the letters , and perhaps fiud them explaining each other . J . T . RUTT .
Letter I . Stanislaits Hulk , Feb . 7 th , 1794 . Dear Sir , I have received another affecting testimony of your s > tnpathy , &ud jour concern for the liberties of your country , outraged in mv person . Every
situation has its peruliar consolations 5 mine are not wanting ; the greatest of all , possibly , the approbation and regard of such men as yourself . I will do nothing to forfeit them . I petitioned the King for justice , L petition the House of Commons as
the constitutional guardian of the rights and liberties of the subject , and as the overseer of the criminal courts . In this 1 do what 1 think right . My views are very limited , and I may be wrong j but I think it
every thing to bring on public discussion as often as possible . I am sorry that my friend Muir sees differently , as it would be better if we drew together . I am still more sorry that my Scotch friends should reprobate the measure with such free ness .
But I am sure that my petitions might be signed by any man of honour and my principles . I have been indiscreet in revealing a sentence of Mr . Vaughau ' letter , where 1 thought I was in perfect safety . This gives me great pain . Make up matters between us by bringing him and Mr . to dinner .
Farewell , dear Citizen : in behalf of such men easy are the sufferings of your obliged , T . V . VALUER . Mr . Rutt .
Letter II . Surprize , Spithead , Mar . 12 th , 1794 . My dear Sir , InIo one is more entitled to a letter from me than yourself , for I have not experienced more kindness from my
near relations . I know and I esteem the motive . Every day I will endeavour to become more worthy of it . The signal for sailing is flying : two day s are the limits , 1 apprehend , of our stay . At present nothing cap be more uncomfortable than our situation ; it is so damp and unwholesome that the health of us all is affected : but I
know that it will not last long ; and I have very good reasons for believing , that our situation at B . B . will be infinitely better than we have been taught to expect . The doctor ( Thompson ) who goes out with us is a very intelligent man , and a free settler , Mr . Boston , re »
tnarkably so . They have both a turn for Natural History and Chemistry . In these pursuits I mean to amuse m \ self , for in spite of the benevolence and good sense of onr friend—I am not Quixote enough to attempt reformation in religion or politics under a military government , with a halter round mv neck .
You will indulge me with a letter by every opportunity , and with the Cambridge Intelligencer of our friend Flower . The letter you sent me was from my most esteemed and excellent friend , Mr . Turner , of Newcastle . He tells me that he has desired Mr .
Johnson to transmit me a token of his friendship . Possibly there will not be time to get this now ; but I should be glad to have it by the first opportunity , together with Dunn ' s Atlas , if that honest man Mr . Johnson , dare trust another . Farewell , dear Sir : from your obr liged and affectionate T . F . PALMER . Mr . Rutt .
Letter III . Sydney , New South Wales ; Dec . 12 th , 1794 . Dear Sir , The gentleman who delivers this letter and packet is Mr . White , Principal Surgeon to the establishment of New South Wales . Tell my friends that I am greatly obliged to him , more indeed than I can estimate , for
daring to countenance and to take by the hand , in the region of despotr ism , an oppressed man accused of the crime of murder . He has given me a cottage and four acres of land . His kindness to me in the situation
57 $ Letters from Messrs . Palmer and Muir .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1817, page 576, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2469/page/4/