National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 241
23rd October 1819
As a number of pensioners from the army have expressed a wish to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope under my direction, I take the liberty to ask, if Government hold out any inducement to persons going out in charge of settlers to that country, and to know what proportion of land each person would receive. If I should proceed to the Cape of Good Hope I can pick out 200 pensioners of excellent character and able bodied, who now live in this part of Ireland.
I have the honour to be Sir, your most obt. humble servant
E S FLINTER
Lieut. H P 97th Regt.
P. S. I know a young clergyman of the established church who would wish to go with the settlers as a chaplain.