OWEN, Sir John, MP for Pembrokeshire, re Thomas PHILIPPS, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 951


5th August 1819

Dear Sir,

The bearer Thomas PHILIPPS who is a particular friend of mine and a member of one of the principal families in this county, is desirous of obtaining a grant of land at the Cape and of going out there with his family and about twenty settlers. You will particularly oblige me by giving him an early interview and by lending your kind assistance to forward his plan without delay. I am sincerely anxious to serve him and highly interested in his success or I would not have taken the liberty of troubling you with this letter and I am. Dear Sir

Very faithfully


[note from GOULBURN: act according to what I have said in the enclosed letter, which send on to Milton [and in an addition in a darker ink] Mr. PHILIPS called here and got the letter]