National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 401
Aug 2 1819
I am informed that a settlement is to be made near the Cape of Good Hope. Should that be the case and the terms for settling favourable I should be very glad to go. Sir I am a young man, a carpenter an twenty 4 years of age have a wife and two children.
One of His Majesty's subjects residing in the Mellon Ground Peckham
I am Sir your obedient & humble servant