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

CURRIE, Walter, 1824

National Archives, Kew, CO48/67, 33


Cape of Good Hope

10th August 1824

My Lord,

I have the honor to enclose for your Lordship's perusal a memorial I have this day addressed to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, praying that I may be allowed to receive my half pay through the Commissariat Department in this Colony.

The present mode of getting my half pay subjects me to a loss of 18 to 20 p.ct. Your Lordship is well aware of the difficulties the settlers here have had to contend with. You will also see how ill I am able to afford such a heavy deduction from an income of only one guinea a week with a wife and three children to maintain: and as the evil may be remedied without one farthing expence to Government I therefore entreat your Lordship will be pleased to recommend the measure to the Admiralty.

I have the honor to be my Lord

Your Lordship's most obed't serv't


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