National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 693
20 Cork Street
17th Nov 1819
Having very much to my inconvenience been disappointed from joining those settlers which are at present on the point of proceeding to the Cape Colony, I beg leave to inform you that I have with much care selected some respectable friends (ten in number) who are desirous of proceeding to the Cape as settlers.
May I request to be informed if I may rely on the regular grant of land for the above number of persons, agreeable to the regulations of Government & also when the next fleet will take its departure for the Colony.
I have the honour to remain your obd humble sevt