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

STRUTT, Colonel re David Polley FRANCIS, 1823

National Archives, Kew, CO48/61, 454

2 Cornhill Place

7 June 1823

Colonel STRUTT presents his comps to Mr. WILMOT and forwards to him a packet which he has received from the Rev'd J. CARWARDINE the clergyman of Tolleshunt Heights near to Malden in Essex. Mr. CARWARDINE is brother in law to Mr. David FRANCIS who when in England farmed several hundred acres in a very [masterly?] manner & from the accounts held [obscured] was induced to leave England under the aid of government with several hundred [pounds] in his pocket. He is [obscured] understand now in a state of pecuniary difficulty, not in debt, but by untoward circumstances to which all who went out were subjected he has consumed all his money.

Mr. David FRANCIS is a sensible man but the accompanying out of the settlement will not Col. STRUTT supposes give information to government, but he sends it, hoping to be excused for so doing, because he is requested by the very respectable clergyman Mr. CARWARDINE.

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