National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 426
Near Paternoster Row
Oct 15th 1819
Having agreed to proceed to the Cape with a Company of Gentlemen who have been approved by Government for the purpose of establishing a Colony on that coast I humbly request the favour of being informed whether I can receive my pension or not in the new Colony. I presume my Lord that the assurances of my readiness to join any corps on proclamations being made to that effect will be deemed sufficient & that as I cannot get any employment in England I would feel much indebted to your Lordship to allow me to receive my pension in such manner as your Lordship may deem proper. Waiting for your Lordship's reply previous to signifying my intention to the Register of Kilmainham.
I am my Lord your Lordship's most obedient servant
Late Paymaster Serj 14th L Drag.
A Pensioner at 9d per diem
National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 434
18th October 1819
In acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 16th in reply to my application of the preceding date, I beg leave to state that that application does not crave leave to proceed to the new colony, but whether I am liable to be struck off the pension list being a pensioner at 9d per diem after a long service. I have already agreed with a party approved by Government to proceed consequently among the first who are intending to be conveyed to the Cape this year.
I am your most obedient servant
Late Serj. 14th L Dr
A pensioner at 9d per diem