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


National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 178

25th July 1819

The petition of Thomas KENNEDY, Private in the 97th Regt. Of Foot

Most humbly sheweth

That petit'r has served one year and 46 days in the above reg't and during that period of service petit'r has lost an eye, that petit'r was admitted a Pensioner of Kilmainham Hospital Dublin at 9d per day and has no other means of support for a wife and two children. Petit'r most humbly hopes yr Lordship will be pleased to order him his passage for himself and family to North America, for which Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray

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