National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 118
Sept 5th 1819
I take the liberty to request to be informed whether an officer may have a grant of land at the Cape of Good Hope with or without a passage for himself & family and I beg to add with a view of giving as little trouble as possible that I am acquainted with the printed regulations with regard to settlers and that I merely wish to be informed if an officer may in any way have a grant bearing a similitude to Canada.
I have the honor to be my Lord with the highest respect
Your most obed't humble serv't
Lieut. Late 8th R.V. Batt
[Note from GOULBURN]
No distinction is made in favor of officers of the Army and Navy in granting lands to settlers