National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 605
July 28 1819
Not having any ties to induce me to remain in England, I wish to avail myself for the opportunity offered, to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, Cape, and will feel myself very much obliged by your furnishing me with any instructions you may possess to enable me to carry my plans with execution.
Your reply addressed to Mrs CURRIE, Office of Ordnance, Town, will confer an obligation on
Your Oblig'd and Obed Ser.