CURRIE, Walter, 1824
National Archives, Kew, CO48/67, 33
Cape of Good Hope
10th August 1824
I have the honor to enclose for your Lordship's perusal a memorial I have this day addressed to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, praying that I may be allowed to receive my half pay through the Commissariat Department in this Colony.
The present mode of getting my half pay subjects me to a loss of 18 to 20 p.ct. Your Lordship is well aware of the difficulties the settlers here have had to contend with. You will also see how ill I am able to afford such a heavy deduction from an income of only one guinea a week with a wife and three children to maintain: and as the evil may be remedied without one farthing expence to Government I therefore entreat your Lordship will be pleased to recommend the measure to the Admiralty.
I have the honor to be my Lord
Your Lordship's most obed't serv't