National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 236
No.7 Bonners Street
Dec 4th 1819
I have been informed that there is some wheelwrights wanted to go to the Cape if so I particular wish to go as it is my particular wish and wifes and families haveing 5 children the eldest 12 the youngest 2 years old, I was the first that began to make part of the 50 ploughs at Mr. GABRIEL's that is going to the Cape. I understand wheelwright work in all its branches such as carts waggons ploughs harrows barrows &c serving my apprentice in the country at St.Albans Harts while apprentice used to go out to harvest work the month of harvest. All wisheth to go and all in capital good health thank God ready for embarking at a few hours notice if required.
Your most obedient humble servant