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  CO 201/118 Transportation was seen by the British government as having many advantages. One was that convicts could think about their situation and reform themselves, as the author of this letter of 1821 from the convict settlement at Parramatta, New South Wales, hoped.
  Source 1 gives some idea that people were seriously discussing the purposes of punishment at this time.
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  CO 201/118 letter from convict settlement New South Wales