National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 636
Aug 3rd 1819
I yesterday applied at the Secretary of State's Office for information respecting emigration to the Cape of Good Hope on the plan held out by Government and was referred to you. My name is Wm. HUGHES by trade a cabinet maker, resident at No.8 Featherstone Court, St.Lukes, aged 21, and a cousin of mine Charles BATES, watch case maker, resident No,118 Curtain Road Shoreditch, aged 22, wishes to accompany me.
And I remain your obedient humble servant