National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 341
[address cut off in image]
25th October 1819
I have the honour to address you to request your having the goodness to lay this before Lord BATHURST that he may be graciously pleased to give me a grant of land at the Cape of Good Hope in lieu of the one I was promised at New South Wales in 1815 and for which I was recommended by Mr. ARBUTHNOT. I beg leave to state that I can procure a passage in a vessel now loading for the cape of Good Hope and request you will have the goodness to inform me what means will I be required to produce for the cultivation of the said grant before that it will be given me. Should it be necessary I beg leave to refer you (as to my character) to Major General Sir Henry TORRENS, Military Secretary to His Royal Highness the Commander in Chief and to the Secretaries of the Admiralty and Transport Boards.
I trust you will excuse the liberty I take in thus addressing you and have the honour to be Sir
Your most obedient humble servant