BURKE, Lt. John

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 326

La Manche, France

August 5th 1819

My Lord,

I take the liberty to ask your Lordship if the government would countenance & facilitate the emigration of half pay officers to the Cape of Good Hope & if there are any distinct advantages held out to them. I beg leave to add that I should desire to settle there with my family provided it meets with your Lordship's approbation & that I should be enabled by the bounty of government to effect it.

I have the honour to be my Lord with the most profound respect

Your Lordship's obdt hbl svt


Lieut Half Pay 16th L Div