National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 559
14 King Street
Bermondsey New Road
July 22, 1819
On perceiving the daily papers, and understanding thereby an emigration is going to take place, to the Cape of Good Hope, & wishing to make one of that number, I am by occupation a tin plate worker & business being very dead, would gladly embrace the opportunity, if proposals are agreeable.
I am, Sir
With respect your obedient humble servant