National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 255
No.24 High Street
22nd July 1819
I have most respectfully to solicit from you the conditions to be entered into and complied with by those as myself wishing to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope.
My family consist of myself aged 35 years my wife 32 years 2 girls 8 & 10 years a boy 3 years and an infant girl nine months old, accompanied by my wifes brother aged 28 years. I my wife and the two eldest children have been residents at Rio de Janeiro. I would respectfully enquire on what terms the whole of us can be accepted upon, as well as those should my brother in law alone proceed.
Respectfully and with esteem
Your humble serv't