21 New Court
25 August 1819
I beg leave to state you, that with a view to avail myself of the benefits held out by the British Government to settlers at the Cape of Good Hope, I am prepared to comply with all the conditions required by the circulars issued. I have a perfect knowledge of agricultural pursuits and can give references to the respectability of myself and my connections. I am not aware at present of any other steps being necessary to have my application received and taken into consideration in due time.
With much respect I remain Sir,
Yr obt Sevt