National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 1096
8th December 1819
I beg leave to be allowed the liberty of writing to your Lordship on the subject of emigration and to know if His Majesty's Government does intend renewing the grant the ensuing year to individuals desirous to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope.
I would be desirous to return there with ten able bodied labourers and their families to become settlers similar as pointed out by the circular. Should it meet your Lordship's approbation to grant my request it will greatly oblige
Your Lordship's very humble serv't
[Note from GOULBURN] His M Gov't have not as yet come to any determination with respect to encouraging emigration in any particular year