National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 686
Aug 10th 1819
As one of the Members for this County (Cheshire) I have been desired by one of the Magistrates to write to you in consequence of applications having been made to them by persons wishing to settle at the Cape of Good Hope. The Magistrates wish to know to whom they must apply for information & the [mode] in which it must be done & to request the steps to be taken. I trust you will have the goodness to pardon the trouble I am giving you.
I have the honour to be.. most truly