Here’s a couple of memos from the overseer at the Cascade Female Factory (which was the city women’s gaol by then, but with the same name).

Cascade Factory
10 Sept 1858

Sir

I have the honor to bring under your notice that the Soldiers are constantly prowling about the Hill in the rear of the Buildings passing signs and calling the prisoners by name, and when ordered away by the Constables, they only laugh at them & tell them to mind their own business — This morning three Soldiers and a female name Isabella Black a TL holder were on the Hill behind the Buildings making Signs & calling to the Women in the Wash yard, & it was with the greatest difficulty that the Officers could keep order I was compelled to go myself and order them off — When the Constable spoke to the Woman the Soldier threatened to knock him over if he interfered I therefore beg leave to request that you will give the necessary direction to prevent occurrences of this kind as it is utterly impossible for discipline to be maintained in this Establishment if such irregular Conduct is permitted.

I have the honor to be
Sir
yr most obedt Serv
R Atkins

The second memo:

Cascade Factory
10 Sept 1858

Isabella Back D North

Sir

I have the honor to bring under your notice that the Ticket of Leave Holder aforenamed was this Morning in company with 3 Soldiers on the Hill behind the Washyard calling out to the prisoners etc & when spoken to by the Constable she abused him & called him most improper names — As she is a very bad character, and a frequenter of Brothels I beg leave to recommend that she be ordered not to reside in Hobart Town

I have the honor to be
Sir
Your most obedt
R Atkins

This is Miss Black. Seems she had a habit of not being where she should be (absconding). It seems she was absent at the time of this incident too. She was ordered “Not to reside in the district of Hobart” (bottom left column) and had her Ticket of Leave revoked.

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