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Sue Mackay
11-07-2006, 12:37 PM
The following letter appears with correspondence concerning the 1820 aided emigration scheme to South Africa at CO48/41 at the National Archives in Kew. Robert BrYANT did not become an 1820 settler

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Cats Ash
Shepton Mallet
Somereset
6th Oct 1819
Honoured Sir,
Having a great desire to go to the Cape of Good Hope and not having the ten pounds which is required I beg you will have the goodness to allow me to go without paying that sum, as I am a pensioner at 1/2d per day from 95th and 84th Regts. Served in the Cape 3 years and in the East Indies 11 years. I can do without any assistance after I land there.
Your complying will for ever oblige
Your most obedient and most humble servant
Robert BRYANT