WHEREAS, HIS LATE MOST EXCELLENCY MAJESTY KING GEORGE THE THIRD, by a Commission under the GREAT SEAL of GREAT BRITAIN, bearing date the Eighth Day of November in the Thirty First year of His MAJESTY’s Reign, was graciously pleased to Give and Grant full Power and Authority to the Governor( or in case of his death or absence, the Lieutenant-Governor) for the time being of His Majesty’s Territory of the Eastern Coast of New South Wales, and the Islands hereunto adjacent, by an Instrument or Instruments in Writing, under the Seal of the Government of the said Territory, or as he or they respectively should think fit and convenient for His Majesty’s Service, to Remit, either Absolutely or Conditionally, the Whole or any Part of the Term or Time for which Persons convicted of Felony, Misdemeanour, or other offences, amenable to the Laws of Great Britain, should have been , or should thereafter be respectively Conveyed or Transported to New South Wales or the Islands thereunto adjacent.
BY VIRTUE of such Power and Authority so vested as aforesaid, I, Sir George Gipps Knight, Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Her Majesty’s said Territory of New South Wales and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, taking into consideration the good conduct of Patrick McNally, who arrived in this Colony in the ship, Surry I – Raine – Master, in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen under Sentence of Transportation for Life and whose description is on the bakc hereof, Do hereby Conditionally Remit the remainder of the Term or Time which is yet to come and unexpired of the Original Sentence at Chambly C’Martial on the twenty first Day of October One Thousand eight hundred and twelve.
Provided Always, and on Condition, that the said Patrick McNally, continue to reside within the Limits of this Government for and during the space of his Original Sentence or Order of transportation:- Otherwise the said Patrick McNally shall be subject to all the Pains and Penalties Re-appearing in Great Britain and Ireland ,for and during the term of his Original Sentence or Order of Transportation; or, as if this Remission had never been granted.
GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Territory, at Government House, Sydney in New South Wales, this First day of July in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty three.
(Signed) Geo Gipps
By His Excellency’s Command,
(Signed) E. ? Thompson.