National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 610
No.3 Grosvenor St
24th July 1819
I have taken the liberty of troubling you to request you would have the goodness to order the information I require to be given at your convenience.
I have some thoughts of availing myself of the offer Government has made to Persons wishing to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope. If approved I shall most probably take out ten or twelve families, but first wish to know what distance the intended Colony is to be from Cape Town? If any settlement is already formed? What state the land is in? If we can sail from this Port and how soon? If Government allow any funds, assistance &c for the first year? With any further information you will be pleased to add on the [subject] will greatly oblige
I have the honour to be your Lordship's most humble obedient servant