BRYANT, Robert

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 591

Cats Ash

Shepton Mallet


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 11½ years. I can do without any assistance after I land there.

Your complying will for ever oblige

Your most obedient and most humble servant