National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 55

No. 24 Plomer's Row

Commercial Road

Aug 12 1819

My Lord,

In consequence of the proposition of government to enable English inhabitants to be with family exported to form a colony at the Cape of Good Hope I have the liberty of requesting your Lordship to favour me with a full prospectus of the scheme as I have an idea of embracing it. I have the honour to be known to Col. WOOD. I hope your immediate answer. I am

Most respectfully your servant

John ALNESS, late of Abergavenny