Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Van Diemen's Land” in entry meagher-thomas-francis of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History:
...on a charge of sedition and held to bail.
Afterwards charged with treason, he was again arrested, tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death.
That sentence was commuted to banishment for life to Van Diemen's Land , from which he escaped, and landed in New York in 1852.
Lecturing with success for a while, he studied law, entered upon its practice, and in 1856 edited the .
When the Civil War broke out he rai...
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