National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 328

No.12 Norfolk Place

Church Street


14th August 1819

My Lord,

I presume you will pardon the liberty I take in thus addressing you, being informed that there is a number of officers in the Navy and Army who is allowed to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope as Settlers and as I have being there some time and now at present on half pay in the Royal Navy, wishes should it meet your Lordships approbation to go out there with several others who are willing to accompany me to that country. I have got a wife but no children, therefore wait for your Lordships directions

I have the honour to be my Lord

Your Lordships very obedient & very humble serv't


Purser RN