[Transcriber note: Unlike those who drop their ‘aitches', this man drops his ‘e's]
July 27, 1819
i writ to let you know that i wish to go to the Cap of Good Hop as Smith i have been a armour in a ship two voyages to the East Indes in the company sarvus [*service] i cam hom 11 months ago and has had but verey little imploy and wish to go to the Cape i am single man 26 years of age.
Sir when yours to me
No. 12 Phoenix Street