HEATH, W.J., 1827
8th January 1827
In June last I procured Leave of Absence from His Honor the Lieutenant Governor at the Cape of Good Hope to proceed to England on my private affairs, since which you were kind enough to grant me an Extension of Leave for 3 months.
My intention was to have left England a month since by the Brig Patience, but was prevented in consequence of indisposition. There is a vessel which will sail in a few days and on which I intend taking my Passage, but as I have only two months leave unexpired I am under the necessity of applying to you for a further extension of leave for six weeks which will be up to 20 April next.
Trusting this will meet with your Approbation I have the honor to be, Sir
Your most obedient serv't
PS. At Mr. BOOTH's
40 Cannon Street