National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 177
Number 1 Kings Court
South King Street
August 10, 1819
The humble petition of William FITZPATRICK
Humbly sheweth unto your Lordship that your supplicant having served as a soldier in his Majesty's 102nd Regiment stationed in New South Wales under the command of Sir Arberd GLADSTONE [Transcriber's note: Regiments.org have Lt-Gen Sir Albert GLEDSTANES, Kt as the regiment's colonel from 1814 to 1818] and having served twenty three years in the service and being a eleven years in the Colony of New South Wales and discharged on the 19th of May 1818 after having regularly passed the Board at Chelsea and your supplicant finding that there has being encouragement given to the soldiers on the same station your supplicant would wish to go to the Colony again if your Lordship should think fit having a wife and child (who were with me in the colony) and as your supplicant's pension is inadequate to support his family he would be desirous of emigrating to the colony aforesaid.
May it therefore please your Lordship to grant unto your supplicant (this) his humble petition and your supplicant shall for ever pray.