National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 40
23 July 1819
The memorial of William TOLLETT, late a Merchant, at Plymouth in the County of Devon
That your memorialist is desirous of proceeding to the Cape of Good Hope agreeable to the statute in that case made and provided during the last session of Parliament
That your Lordship's memorialist can give unexceptionable references as to character and abilities to the most respectable merchants in London and Plymouth; and now most respectfully solicits your Lordship's interest in his behalf to enable him to proceed on his intended voyage & at the same time to assure your Lordship that no exertion on his part shall be wanting to promote the general interest of the Colony and to merit your Lordship's approbation and support.
And your Lordship's memorialist as in duty bound will ever pray &c