National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 425
Hilperton Marsh, near Trowbridge
August 23rd 1819
In consequence of a proclamation being issued from Government I have take the liberty of applying to your Lordship for further information respecting the British settlement in the Cape of Good Hope – and if pensioners will be allowed to receive their pensions in the above settlement, as I am a out pensioner from the Royal Hospital Greenwich and as a wife and four children.
I am your Lordship's most obedient and humble servant