National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 715
No.6 John St
August 14th 1819
I beg leave to inform you that I am ready with ten respectable able bodied men to go to the Cape of Good Hope. I therefore humbly request the favour of your circular and the favour of answers to the following questions. Our Plan is Equality if the grant from our Principle will be equally valued to us as the grant from Government would be to him. Secondly if the place to where we are going will be protected by an armed force sent by government. Thirdly if the importation of our property to that place will be free from duty.
I am Sir your most humble servant