DAVIS, Robert Martin

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 684

Cove of Cork

August 10th 1819

My Lord,

I have the honour of addressing your Lordship praying that your Lordship would be so kind as to inform me if the Government would accept of my services as a Physician to the new colony about to be established at the Cape of Good Hope and should the Government give me such an appointment I will proceed at the shortest notice. What I should wish for would be a salary for my attendance on the colony.

I can produce the best authorities of my being regularly qualified both in Physic and Surgery, having received my education at the College of Edinburgh. I have two brothers who will break up their establishments to accompany me.

I have the honour to be my Lord

Your most humble servant

Robert Martin DAVIS MD & Surgeon