Letter from Henry Thomas Colebrooke to Belinda Sutherland Colebrooke, 11 January 1822

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Letter from Henry Thomas Colebrooke to Belinda Sutherland Colebrooke. He has been in Cape Town for three weeks and has visited his properties twice. The conditions are not that favourable but he still hopes to sell at a good price. He hopes to make an excursion for 2-3 weeks and hopes to complete his purposes by mid-summer. He reports of ill accounts of settlers, both those in the eastern part called Albany and those in the north at Clanwilliam. Those in Clanwilliam are dependent on the Government sending rations in order for them to survive. Handwritten, dated 11 January 1822.

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