POLLOCK, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 41

13 Canon Street


26 July 1819

My Lord,

I William POLLOCK beg most humbly to solicit your Lordship would be graciously pleased to give such directions & instructions as enable me with my wife & family (three sons one daughter from 5 to 13 years) to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope there to remain upon whatever grant of land may be allotted by his Majesty's authority. I beg to state that for the greatest part of my lifetime have been employed in agriculture but that I have not the means of going upon my own expence as all I can raise at most would be £5:0:0 after I sell all we are possessed of. Trusting your Lordship will be graciously pleased as in duty bound will ever pray