NIGHTINGALE, David, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 832

33 Heath Street

Commercial Road

15 Sep'r 1819

My Lord

Having a desire to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope agreeable to the Circular issue some time ago from Downing Street, I should feel much honoured by Your Lordship's reply stating how far the grant would run and wether as a Commissioner Officer in His Majesty's Naval Services I should be subject to the taking with me a specific number of people.

I have the Honor to be with due respect, My Lord

Your Lordships most obedient humble serv't

David NIGHTINGALE Lieu't RN

[Transcriber's note: Not in The Settler Handbook but listed in Hockly's ‘ Story of the British Settlers of 1820' as the head of the independent party on the Amphitrite – see correspondence of John LEIGH at CO48/44]

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