National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 91
23 North Street
27th July 1819
I understand you want some men to go to the Cape of Good Hope and first wished to know their age and family. My age is about 30 years having a wife about the same age without any children, but if I went I expect to obtain some companions therefore I would wish to know the principels on which you send men there.
I am Honoured Sir your humble servant