National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 97
23 Atherton Street
29 Dec 1819
I beg leave to submit to your Lordship a circumstance that has occurred to a passenger of the settlers bound to the Cape of Good Hope. This person was one of W. SMITH's party and has paid his deposit of £10. Since then in consequence of some family affair he has declined going. His luggage is all on board. Upon my applying to Lieut CHURCH for the delivery of the same he said he could not comply with my request unless he received directions from your Lordship. I hope therefore under the afflicting circumstances the family are placed in, your Lordship will order the same to be given up.
I am my lord your Lordship's most humble servant