FRANCIS, W.D. re Thomas Price ADAMS, 1826

National Archives, Kew, CO48/86, 159

Secretary's Office

Auction Mart

Bartholomew lane

17 Jan'y 1826

Sir,

On the 29th November 1819 Mr. Thomas Price ADAMS with his family, in Mr. BAILIE's party, sailed on board the Chapman for the Cape. He is now living at Mount Adams, Fish River, Albany, South Africa upon a Government grant of land. A son of his, 16 years of age, is awaiting a passage to his father. Will Government grant him that? Or contribute towards the expence? An answer will be esteemed a favour upon, Sir

Your obed't humble serv't

W.D. FRANCIS

[note across foot]

This cannot be complied with. Lord BATHURST has not felt at liberty to comply with an application which has been lately made to him by a large body of the Cape settlers for transporting their wives & families to the Colony.

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