Historical Records of New Zealand
James Busby to Earl Bathurst
James Busby to Earl Bathurst.
My father having been appointed by Your Lordship to go out to New South Wales as Mineral Surveyor and Civil Engineer, it is my intention, with Your Lordship’s permission, to accompany him; and as I shall carry with me capital amounting to considerably more than £500, and which in the event of my recovering debts due to me before my departure may amount to £1,000, I pray Your Lordship that I may be considered as a settler, and have a grant of land made to me in the colony.
* This was the New Zealand Busby.