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


National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 1082

8 College Green, Bristol

15th Nov 1819


I request you to pardon this freedom. I learn than an appointment of a medical person to the Cape is contemplated. If that be the case I respectfully solicit the honor of filling it. I have been 26 yrs surgeon of St.Peter's Hospital in this City & in professional business upwards of 30 years. Should no more eligible person offer I shd be grateful for the appointment

I have the honor to be Sir

Yr very obedient serv't


PS If you wish for further particulars I refer you to the surgeons of Bristol Infirmary

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