The Principal Superintendent's particular responsibility was the control of convicts in the immediate employment of the Government and of those under restraint
but he also had the general direction of convict assignment, and convicts' memorials praying for indulgences were directed through him, and the Lieutenant-Governor's decision was conveyed by him. The bulk of this correspondence relates to the granting of indulgences to convicts. There are weekly reports to the Colonial Secretary informing him of the Lieutenant-Governor's approval of tickets-of-leave, etc.
certificates of good behaviour for the information of the Lieutenant-Governor
lists of convicts recommended
covering letters for free or conditional pardons for the Lieutenant-Governor's signature. The records are not bound in order, and are not registered. There is no index.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives