Sept 6, 1819
I beg leave most respectfully to enquire whether it be the intention of his Majesty's Ministers to encourage the migration of Clergyman of the established Church to the Cape of Good Hope. I am a married man, having one child, & thirty five years of age. It may be unnecessary to state that I have no [preferment] in this country, but have no hesitation in asserting that I can be well recommended to your notice, not only by the members of my own profession, but also by the member of Parliament for my native county who is a near relation of one of the cabinet ministers.
I have the honour to be my Lord
your Lordship's most obedient and very humble servant