National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 124
27th Sept 1819
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 20th instant respecting emigration to the Cape of Good Hope. I request you will have the goodness to convey to Lord BATHURST my most grateful thanks for his great goodness in having considered me as a proper person to direct a party of settlers to the Cape. I also request to be informed whether it is requisite I should send a list of the persons going out under my directions together with the deposit money to Earl BATHURST and if my personal attendance on his Lordship is necessary and to what sea port the settlers are to proceed for embarkation.
I have the honour to be Sir
Your most obedient humble servant
Lieutenant Royal West Middlesex Militia