Date Published: 1820
Small quarto, 4 pages. Obliteration stamp, wax seal. Autograph Letter Signed (ALS), Halifax, November 6th, 1820 to Frederick Turner in London, England.
Related to his son-in-law, Captain Charles C. (Christopher) Johnson, son of Sir John Johnson, 2nd Baronet, incapacity to pay the annuity settled on his marriage in January 1818 with Colpoys’s daughter Susan Colpoys (d. 1875) and the legal means possible for Colpoys to get the money paid once he goes back to Canada.
Sir Griffiths Colpoys KCB was a senior officer of the British Royal Navy during the early nineteenth century. Griffith was Commander-in-Chief of the base at Halifax, Newfoundland and West Indian stations in different periods of his career. He became the commander of the naval base in 1816 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, a position that made him senior officer of the North American Station. He stayed in this post for five years, receiving a promotion to vice-admiral in 1820. Both Fort Griffith (Maine) and Colpoys Bay, Ontario were named in honor of him.