National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 145
[received 20 August 1819]
I humbly beg your Lordship will pardon the liberty I have taken in thus addressing you, but having heard a succinct account that it is the intention of his Majesty's Government to grant a portion of land &c to those who choose to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, I should be thankful to Lordship to inform me, to whom and in what manner I am to apply, to obtain a grant of such land, also if there is any distinction in the description of persons so emigrating.
I have the honor to be My Lord
With great respect
Your Lordships most obed servt
I trust your Lordship will honor me by an early answer