National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 229
August 20th 1819
Having a great desire to go to the Cape of Good Hope I should deem it a most particular favour if you transmit me the particulars of the assistance &c which government will render those persons who wish to emigrate.
I am Sir your very hble servant
Mr. W. TURNER's
125 Aldersgate Street
National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 299
4 Cat Lane
Sept 11th 1819
Finding great difficulty in procuring 10 persons, the necessary number required by government, and seeing an advertisement in the Times for Emigrants to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope individually I applied accordingly when I was informed that I was to deposit fifteen pounds by three instalments to Mr. WILSON of Bridge Cottage, Little Chelsea who stated that he was Agent to Government and that persons were to proceed under his direction now this being contrary to the circular issued stating that ten pounds was the deposit required, I have been induced to write to you to know if that statement is correct before I paid the first instalment which is to be paid on Monday or Tuesday next. An answer will oblige.
Your hble sevt