National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 585
No.5 Cherry Tree Alley
White Horse Court
White Cross St.
Aug 11th 1819
I have hered several inegents of the cape of good hope and as I have got a great inclinenation of going yet I should wish to know upon what foundation I am to enter on as I have no mony to deposit as I have lernt it is required. I are a lapidary and bead worker by trade I have been out of work some time I have a wife and one child a year and a half old and my wife expect to lay in every day my wife is the age of eight and twenty and my age is four and twenty and in good health and I wish to have an answer that will give me more inteligents wich I hope will prove to my satisfaction.
I remain your most humble servant