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

KING, William (2)

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 228


11mo 7 1819

Respected Friend Earl BATHURST

i have a hope thou wilt excuse the liberty of writing to thee on this wise i am desirous of going to cape of good hope if a free passage can be obtained for me if it can be obtained i should be pleased with an answer by return of post as i wish to know as soon as possible before i engage myself in any situation and if a free passage can be obtained be please to say where & when i am to apply to as i am in a situation in life not able to pay my passage over therefore i have a hope thou wilt do the most thee can for me as i cannot attend personally at this time

Thy well wishing Friend


Direct to Wm.KING at J & Wm SKEVERY, Basingstoke Hants

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