National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 211
No 3 Montague St.
Augst 27th 1819
Having seen the circular letter relating to the offer made by Government to persons disposed to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, I am induced to take the liberty of applying to the Colonial Department for such information as it may necessary for emigrants to receive. I am a married man without incumbrance aged 32 years & by trade a carpenter & whatever questions or reference may be required of me I am prepared to give. Trusting that my mode of address will not be thought improper.
I am Sir your very obt. and very humble sevt.