National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 875
No.5 Union Row
Received 26th August 1819
Having presented a petition dated Sept 24th 1816 requesting permission to proceed to New South Wales and receiving in answer from your Lordship that Government had declined giving any further encouragement to persons desirous of proceeding thither, I now presume to solicit your Lordship for leave to settle in the colony now establishing in Africa. Your petitioner is by trade a carpenter and is willing to render all the assistance in his power as a mechanic, or in any other capacity. Your petitioner's character will bear the strictest investigation. With permission wait an answer.