BAILIE, A, (mother of John BAILIE) 1826
National Archives, Kew, CO48/86, 49
6 Manchester Street
June 16th 1826
I would not presume to address you was it not that my son Mr John BAILIE has been upwards of six years at the Cape Colony without having received the title to the land which the Government were so good as to grant him.
I shall esteem it a great favor if you will do me the honor to inform me if there are any obstructions to the titles of land being given in the colony, or if any orders have gone out respecting it.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedient humble servant