National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 444
49 Exchequer Street
21st July 1819
Being desirous to avail myself of the advantages offered by Government to persons emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope, & anxious to lose as little time as possible in making all necessary arrangements, I beg you will excuse the liberty I take in requesting to know what steps I should pursue and also all particulars respecting the land to be granted & the security required. It may be necessary to mention that I can give refferences to persons of the first respectability, both in England and Ireland, for character & ability.
I have the honor to be my Lord
Your Lordship's ob't humble svt