21 December 2010
National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 90
No.18 Charles Street
[received Aug 5th 1819]
Haveing understood that you are about to assist the Emmigration of Familys to the Cape of Good Hope, we the undersigned names are 3 familys who in consequence of the scarcety of trade are not able to procure a sufficient maintenance for our familys and would be willing to earn our liveing as peaceable subjects under the protection of our own Government wether in England or in any other country.
We are three young men about the age of 22 and 23 &c and the oldest with 2 children another with one and the other none. We are by trade 2 carpenters and one smith, our names are William and John PROCTOR, two brothers and James BAMFORD brother-in-law to same
Yours very respectfully