CURRIE, Walter, 1820
National Archives, Kew, CO48/52, 128
8 Stockwell St, Greenwich
3rd Jany 1820
Being about to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope as a settler in Mr. WILLSON's party and have engaged Mary PIERCE as a servant.
Mr. WILLSON informs me by letter of the 30th ult that in consequence of Surgeon COCK's report of that girl being diseased he had been under the necessity of ordering her to quit the ship; and in time that if I had any other person to propose as a servant I should make the requisite application to you.
I have therefore to request you will be pleased you will allow me to take Ann PEPPERELL aged 23 years in lieu of the said Mary PEIRCE.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most ob't servant