National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 522

HM Ship Tribune

Cove of Cork

10th August 1819


I take the liberty to request you will be pleased to inform me whether His Majesty's Government will issue a free passage to the Cape of Good Hope for myself and such number of settlers (from 10 to 100) as I may find convenient hereafter to agree to carry with me. I further beg to be informed if I will be allowed any additional grant on my own account having been an officer in His Majesty's Service ten year and a half.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obedient humbles servant


Lieut. Royal Marines

PS If I am honored with an immediate answer please address to me at Liverpool