DYASON, George, 1830
National Archives, Kew, CO48/137, 250 (see correspondence for 1829)
5th January 1830
I beg leave to state that in consequence of the great delay which has taken place in completing the cargo of the Brig Elizabeth, John STEWART Commander, with whom I engaged for a passage to the Cape in October last, it is obviously impossible I can return to the Colony by the end of February next, being the termination of my extension of leave. I am, however, assured by Mr. STEWART that his ship will sail on or before the 15th instant.
Under these circumstances I have the honor to request that you will be pleased to direct that instructions may be given to Mr. COURTENAY to issue me another quarter's half salary.
I have the honor to be, Sir
Your obedient servant