National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 21
23 June 1819
Having understood that persons are permitted to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, being well acquainted with the country I take the liberty of applying to you for the particular plan to be adopted & for the instructions requisite to obtain the object in view of going out there as a settler.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obed't humble servant
At Mr. Joshua TWITCHIN's
[Transcriber's Note: Robert TWITCHIN did not long survive writing this letter. According to a TWITCHIN descendant he died aged 36 on 28 November and is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Fulham]