CARLISLE, Frederick, 1827

National Archives, Kew, CO48/114, 124

Belmont, Leek

Staffordshire

5th Nov. 1827

Sir

I have taken the liberty of addressing you to ask if I may be allowed a copy of the last report of the Emigration Committee, and whether it may be sent to my address, otherwise I can direct someone to call for and forward it to me.

If you will allow me further to trespass on your valuable time I would also be much obliged by your opinion as to whether it might be proper for me to write officially to Mr. HAY requesting a reply to my original application on behalf of the Albany Settlers having understood from you that no pecuniary assistance can be given without a certainty of the whole being repaid, and knowing myself the impossibility of affording that certainty.

I am told any application for my own expenses as prayed for in the memorial of the Settlers, would meet from the Col. Department a decided negative, and not wishing to put upon record a request unreasonable enough to merit such a fate, I shall say no more on that head.

As I may not again have to trouble you on the subject of the present communication I wish to take this opportunity of conveying my thanks for the attention and consideration you have at all times favoured me with.

I have to honor to be Sir, your very obedient Servant

Fred CARLISLE

[Colonial Office footnote across corner: acq Mr. CARLISLE that there is no fund from which any relief for the Albany settlers can be forthcoming]

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