REED, William, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 440

4 Oxford Court

Cannon St

20th July 1819

My Lord,

In the event of my not being able to procure 10 able bodied persons would His Majesty's Government have any objection to my emigrating to the Cape with my family, 8 in number (three of whom are of the age required) provided I made the same deposit as would be required for 10 persons or families. Trusting your Lordship will excuse this liberty

I remain your Lordship's obed't humble serv't

Wm REED

 

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 458

4 Oxford Court

Cannon St

23rd July 1819

Sir,

The day before yesterday I took the liberty of addressing Lord BATHURST for permission to emigrate to the Cape with a family of 8 children on depositing the same sum as would be required for 10 families – but since when have been informed that my request was not like to meet with success. I now humbly request permission to emigrate with 10 persons or families under my charge on the conditions required by His Majesty's Government.

I am Sir very respectfully

Your most obed't humble serv't

Wm. REED

PS Will the settlers be allowed to take articles for their use freight free

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 484

4 Oxford Court

Cannon St

28th July 1819

Sir,

In reply to your letter of the 24th inst I beg permission to be allowed, with 10 able bodied persons, to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope on the terms & conditions required by His Majesty's Government.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obed't serv't

Wm. REED

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