PASS, William (1)
National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 43
July 26th 1819
I beg leave to represent to your Lordship that I have been upwards of twenty three years in His Majestys service, and am at present on the Retired List, as Lieutenant of the late 2nd Royal Veteran Battalion, with a large family consisting of my wife and eight children, finding my income so every way inadequit to their support, I am desirous of Emigrating to either Canada or the Cape of Good Hope.
I should therefore feel much obliged if your Lordship would be pleased to condescend to inform me if there is any regulations in favour of Officers wishing to settle in any of his Majestys Colonies, and when so settled if I could continue to receive my pay in the same.
I remain My Lord
With due Respect
Your Lordships most obed humb servt
Lieut late 2nd R V Bn