National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 395
11 Kings Road
Rec'd 25 Aug 1819
In consequence of the offer of His Majesty's Government to give encouragement to persons desirous of settling in the colony of the Cape I most respectfully offer myself to your notice as a candidate for the proposed grant. I am 35 years of age. I was in the farming business until I was 25 years of age. Married without children. I be so fortunate as to become an object of your choise the most satisfactory refferences can be given to my ability and general caracter. I further humbly submit to your pleasure that I will either take ten persons of your one [own] choosing or select the same myself. The necessary deposit can immediately be furnished.