GRIFFIN, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 312

3 Upper Bryanstone Street

Portman Square

July 30th 1819

My Lord,

As I am desirous of emigrating to the colony about to be formed near the Cape of Good Hope I would feel grateful to your Lordship for information as to the encouragement I would meet with from Government as a resident medical attendant. My profession since the peace is become so very bad that I find myself unable to support my family, though small, in respectability and would therefore embark if I was offered of such assistance as would enable me to obtain a livelihood for the present, with any feasible prospect of rendering myself by industry independent thereafter.

I beg leave to subscribe myself with much esteem

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant

James GRIFFIN

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 330

3 Upper Bryanstone Street

Portman Square

Aug 4th 1819

Sir,

Some days since I had the honor of addressing Lord BATHURST but owing (as I suppose) to his Lordship's engagements in more important matters I have not received an answer.

I therefore Sir presume to address you and request as a particular favour information as to what encouragement I would meet with from Government as a resident medical settler in the new colony about to be formed near the Cape of Good Hope.

My prospects here with an increasing family are not such as I could wish, on which account I would join the emigrants if any feasible prospect was held out by which I might attain a present livelihood for myself and my family, consisting of a wife and one child, with any degree of certainty of rendering myself by industry independent thereafter.

I have the honor to subscribe myself Sir

Your most obliged and obedient humble servant

James GRIFFIN

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