National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 662
29 Nov 1819
The bearer hereof having been strongly recommended by Captain YOUNG of Deptford to your Lordship's notice, feeling anxious to go out to the Cape of Good Hope as a settler or overseer, begs leave to take the liberty to lay before your Lordship the recommendations of two of his late employers who he had the honor of serving for upwards of ten years as overseer. I serv'd the Rt Hon'ble Thos. WALLACE MP 7 years and John CUNNINGHAM Esq Advocate Edinburgh 3 years which the enclosed papers will testify. I left Edinburgh for the express purpose of going to the Cape but leave it entirely to your Lordship's good pleasure.
I am my Lord
Your Lordship's most ob't humble servant
[Note from GOULBURN]
Should have been happy to give effect to his wishes if the number had not been already complete.
[Note from clerk}