National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 403
Sept 2 1819
I write to you in behalf of an individual residing at Newcastle upon Tyne who is with his wife desirous of going to the Cape of Good Hope. He is a good scholar, and of respectable connections and would go with any person appointed by government from that part of the country in order to avail himself of the advantages proposed by them, but he is unable to hear of any person being appointed from that place, could you give me any information how the person I allude to can succeed in joining a respectable person or persons in that part I shall feel much obliged, or if he could be appointed to take the charge of a certain number agreeable to the printed circular issued from Downing St.
I am, Sir
your most obedient servant