National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 694
August 12th 1819
Having heard that Government [has] made an offer to persons who are desirous [to] become settlers at the Cape of Good Hope I [beg] to know if the indulgence extends to officers on Half Pay (that have families) and on what terms they are to proceed, if any money is given or advanced, as nearly all who would wish to embrace this favourable offer are deterred from the want of a sufficient sum for such a voyage, and the situation they are to be placed in on their arrival would [remain?]. Therefore would your Lordship be graciously pleased to inform me, as I feel a particular desire to become a settler, how I am to proceed.
I am your Lordship's obedient servant