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From: "Sue Mackay" <>
Subject: [ZA-EC] Settler Correspondence (1826) - re Thomas Price ADAMS
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 12:27:53 +0100


Transcribed from CO48/86 at the National Archives in Kew, London

159
Secretary's Office
Auction Mart
Bartholomew lane
17 Jan'y 1826
Sir,
On the 29th November 1819 Mr. Thomas Price ADAMS with his family, in
Mr. BAILIE's party, sailed on board the Chapman for the Cape. He is now
living at Mount Adams, Fish River, Albany, South Africa upon a Government
grant of land. A son of his, 16 years of age, is awaiting a passage to his
father. Will Government grant him that? Or contribute towards the expence?
An answer will be esteemed a favour upon, Sir
Your obed't humble serv't
W.D. FRANCIS

[note across foot]
This cannot be complied with. Lord BATHURST has not felt at liberty to
comply with an application which has been lately made to him by a large body
of the Cape settlers for transporting their wives & families to the Colony.


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