DELMEGE, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 777

Rathkeale, Ireland

Oct 4th 1819

My Lord,

May I beg your Lordship will have the goodness to let me know the encouragement I receive from Government by emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope. I am a half pay subpleton [*subaltern] of the 23rd Regt and my brother who has taken a degree in the Irish University for the Church [wishes] also to go in case we are approved of by Government and that we shall approve of the conditions offered. I will take with me from ten to one or two hundred people. I hope I am not too late in my application and beg your Lordship will have the goodness to let me know the particulars of the encouragement & whether we will be approved of.

My Lord with [respect]

Your Lordship's very obedient servant

James DELMEGE

Lieut. half pay 23rd foot

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