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From: Sue Mackay <>
Subject: Settler Correspondence - Henry DANIEL
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 13:32:33 +0100 (BST)

Transcribed by Peter Kirkman from CO48/42 at the
National Archives in Kew, London

190 Strand
August 25th 1819

The Memorial of Henry DANIEL respectfully states
That having been brought up in the knowledge and
exercise of agricultural pursuits, and being possessed
of a Capital which however inadequate to the
maintenance and support of a Wife and Family under his
present circumstances he doubts not might be [made]
subservient to that end, and would [prove] amply
sufficient for the purpose, under the direction of the
skill and industry [he?] would have it in his power to
apply to [it]upon the proposed Settlement at the Cape
of Good Hope, your Memorialist is ardently solicitous
to obtain, with that view, your Lordship’s permission
to be added to the Party of his Friends Messrs. BROWN
& STUBBS, who are desirous to admit him [to] the
participation of an integral share in the undertaking,
in which he understands them to be already engaged.
That being provided with the requisite number of
individuals of honest and industrious habits as well
as with the sums of money necessary to be invested on
their behalf, that being well acquainted with the best
authenticated accounts of the District proposed for
the new Settlement, and confident therefrom, that it
is capable of being rendered a source of prosperity to
individuals in the Colony and to the Mother Country,
objects which it would be his constant endeavour to
study and to promote, and [obscured] that being sure
he has it in his power to offer to your Lordships the
strongest recommendations in his favour from
[gentlemen?] of the very highest respectability, and
when the proper time shall arrive to [obscured] the
several facts here stated app[ear to?] Your Lordships’
satisfaction Your Memorialist is most anxious to
secure on conditions a timely and favourable reply to
this earnest and humble application.
Trusting therefore that under all circumstances of his
case your Lordships will see sufficient reasons to
grant the petition of his memorial in allowing him to
be added as a principal to the Party of his Friends,
Your Memorialist begs most respectfully to subscribe
Your Lordships’ Most obedient and Most humble svt.

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