National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 574
No. 12 Moor Street
July 25th 1819
I take the liberty of writing to you as I understand you are engageing men to go to settle at the Cape of good Hope and I should very well like to engage if you are not already sufficiently provided. I am a Smith by profession and my age is 35 without any incumbrance but a wife.
Your humble servant