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

PAWLE, James, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 122

No. 33 Uxbridge Street

Newington Causeway

Thursday Augt 12th 1819


Having a desire to Emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope & being unacquainted with the proper mode of obtaining the requisite information I trust you will excuse the liberty I am now taking in thus addressing you upon the subject.

I am a Medical man who has been respectably settled in Practice but now much reduced from various severe pecuniary losses and disappointments. Finding it very difficult & indeed almost impossible (from the want of friends &c) to recover myself or to procure a living for my family I am desirous of Emigrating to the Cape, where I feel confident that I may (with the proper industry & perseverance) in course of time somewhat recover myself. It may be necessary to mention that I have a wife and two young children.

Your early attention to the above will very particularly oblige, Sir

Your most Obed Humble Servt





National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 388

32 Gt St Helens

Novr 22nd 1819


As the principal Medical attendant in Mr Thomas WILLSON's party (that is about to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope) I have to beg the favor of your furnishing me with some information as to the extent of the supply of Medicines & Instruments, which I understand will be given by Government but more particularly, as to trusses for Ruptures, it appearing probable such accidents may not be very infrequent and therefore that a supply of them will be absolutely necessary.

The favor of an early reply will very much oblige, Sir

Your most respectful Obed Servt


[GOULBURN's notation] Refer to the Navy board with whom I believe the necessary discretions rest

[The letter below is filed with the Thomas WILLSON correspondence in CO48/46. It was addressed to Thomas WILLSON]

32 Gt.St.Helens

Dec 15th 1819


I was yesterday with the Agent of Transports at Deptford and had the mortification to learn that it is the intention of Government to remove me from your party. I should certainly be very sorry to create difficulty but as you are aware of the engagement that exists between Mr. COCK and myself to render mutual assistance, I should hope by your representation of the case to Earl BATHURST that such removal may be abandoned.

I am Sir

Your most obed't serv't


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