SKELTON, Hamilton

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 985

Rosemount

Dundalk

4th Oct 1819

My Lord,

Being applied to by a considerable number of young men of good character in this country with respect to becoming settlers in the vicinity of the Cape of Good Hope I am induced to apply to your Lordship as to the proper method of furthering these desires.

I should have no hesitation in becoming a settler myself provided I was vested with any authority or situation under Govt. there & my passage granted out. I can bring from 50 to 100 men at least and can give your Lordship most respectable references as to my character and abilities. I would bring none but those of good character with me who might be fully relied on by His Majesty's Govt.

I have the honor to be

Your Lordship's obed't humble servant

Hamilton SKELTON

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