DAVIS, Francis

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 760

10 Camden Street


8 Sept 1819


Intending to avail myself of the assistance of His Majesty's Government to settle in the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope on the terms mentioned in the circular I request you will have the goodness to give me information on the following heads:

When the people will be landed

What tonnage is allowed for each family

*Whether they will be allowed to take out with them ammunition and arms

In what kind of necessaries the deposit money made here will be returned

I am very respectfully Sir

Your most obed't sevt

Francis DAVIS

* [written as a pencilled note in a different hand]

Gunpowder is offered to Peasantry in Border Districts under Regulations