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

SCOTT, John et al, 1820

National Archives, Kew CO48/52

The humble petition of John SCOTT, James CRAWFORD, Charles SLEE and William KIDSON, emigrants to the Cape of Good Hope now on board La Belle Alliance

Humbly sheweth

That your petitioners having paid to Mr. WILLSON ten pounds as Government deposit and five pounds fifteen shillings for Stores & Commission each feel themselves much inconvenienced by the arrangement of the ship that they consider their lives in danger during the passage – in consequence of the partition placed in the middle of the ship preventing that free current of air which is so highly necessary where 250 persons are placed in a space not exceeding 15 yards by 9 yards. Your petitioners further pray that their situation will be taken early into consideration and your petitioners will ever pray



Charles SLEE

William KIDSON

[Note from GOULBURN: Refer to the Navy Board for their consideration. 8 Jany.]

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