National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 391
Hanley Aug 17 1819
We the undersigned most humbly beg your Honour to give your instructions to us your petitioners respecting the encouragement held out by Government to people going to the south of Africa whether they have a free passage granted and the conditions there with the means we must take to obtain the farms with other instructions.
While wee remain your most humble servents
Both young men about 30 years of age, both married
National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 463
Hanley, Sept 2 1819
Having received the conditions under witch it is proposed to give encouragement to people going to the Cape of Good Hope, I John BARKER have 12 or 13 able bodied men that wish to go with me. May it please your Honour to give me proper instructions and were the money must be paid the time and place whe must sail from and if the sum of £100 being paid for 10 able bodied men and some of them refusing to go at the time if the other may go as if they all went and have the grant of land for the number that go. If I do not intrude upon your Honour's patience please to inform me of the lugage wee should be allowed to take. If whe should be allowed to take any seed of implements of husbandry.
I remain your Honour's most humble and obedient servant