National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 890
Aug 26th 1819
I beg leave to inform your Lordship that nine persons are desirous of proceeding with me to the Cape of Good Hope - all healthy and strong men. Our wish is to become regular settlers and I trust your Lordship will have the goodness to appoint us to one of the first transports.
I remain, with
With every Respect for your Lordship
Your Lordships most obedient & humble servt
I will pay the hundred pounds whenever your Lordship may require