At four o’clock yesterday morning Mess. Muir, Skirving, and Margarot, were taken from their beds, without any previous notice, hand-cuffed, and put into a post-chaise, to be conveyed to Woolwich, where a vessel waits to sail with them immediately for Botany Bay.
Mr. Palmer has, we understood, been sent from on board the hulks, in the same manner, to take his passage on board the same vessel.
Between 10 and 11 o’clock, about sixty female convicts were put on board a vessel at Blackfriars bridge, destined to the same voyage. These latter behaved in a most turbulent manner and even fought in the hold of the boat. There were among them one or two well dressed women ; and what was more lamentable in the eyes of the spectator, some of had infants with them.
Citation: Glasgow Advertiser (Glasgow, United Kingdom), 14 February 1794, available at the Scissors and Paste Database, http://www.scissorsandpaste.net/100.