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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

LEACH, Richard (brother of Charles LEACH, 1820 Settler), 1820

National Archives, Kew, CO48/52, 532

E.I.Company's Pepper? Warehouse

East India Dock

Jany 31st 1820

Sir,

I have been at the expense of fitting out my brother Charles LEACH as a settler to the Cape of Good Hope. He died at Brixham when the ship was at anchor. He deposited £10 in the hands of Mr. LEIGH 4 Crown Court Broad Street as a kind of guarantee of his intention to go to the Cape and as the money so deposited was given by me to my brother I trust you will please to order Mr. LEIGH to refund it to me as I have reason to believe the captain took another settler with him in my brother's place. I have received a letter from Brixham to send down the funeral expences of my brother which is out of my power unless you compel Mr. LEIGH to pay me the £10.

I am Sir your very humble servant

Richard LEACH

 

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