ADCOCK, Christopher, 1820
Filed with the Dispatches of Sir Rufane DONKIN
National Archives, Kew, CO48/49, 123
14 July 1820
To His Excellency Major General Sir Rufane Shaw DONKIN KCB, Acting Governor of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, Commander in Chief
The Petition of Christopher ADCOCK
Most humbly sheweth
That Petitioner intends carrying on the trade of Tallow Chandler to some extent to supply the settlers of the Colony with that necessary article of consumption, candles, but that not having implements for this purpose Petitioner humbly hopes that Your Excellency will be pleased to forward his intentions to the Colonial Secretary in England requesting that the necessary articles, which will be provided by Petitioner’s friends, may be sent free of freight to this Colony. Petitioner’s brother, who will send out the articles required, can be consulted on application to Mr. R.H. ADCOCK, No.71 Wardour Street, Soho. And Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.