National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 559
Gloucester Sept 29th 1819
I have taken the liberty of writing you requesting the the [sic] favour of your information concerning the Cape of Good Hope – I am a single man 33 yrs of age, bred a farmer and perfectly understand the management of it in all its branches – if you would be so kind Sir, as to inform me what would be necessary to provide for that purpose, and from what place and when I could embark – will greatly oblidge
Sir with the greatest respect
Yr very obd't hbl sevt
Chas M. BRYANT
PS A line addressed Post Office Gloucester will meet with immediate attention.