(see also correspondence of Elijah LAMBDEN at CO48/44)
National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 650
Aug 27th 1819
Has it is my particular wish to emigrate to the new colony of the Cape of Good Hope I make thus bold to address your Lordship understanding that your Lordship is the proper person to apply to upon this business. I am by profession an Ironmonger but have been employed in the Farming Business latterly. I am a single man 28 years of age and your Lordship may depend if I embark I will do the utmost in my power for the good of the Colony and the Government and likewise to myself. If your Lordship thinks proper that I should make one of the number thus to embark I hope your Lordship will send me down an answer to that purpose soon as convenient that I may enter myself at the Custom House here at this port. I hope your Lordship will state the precise time and place of embarkation that I may hole myself in readiness for that purpose and that I may not trouble your Lordship again on the subject. God save the King and Prince Regent and I hope your Lordship will live long to see many an happy day and enjoy the same with good health & spirit.
I remain your Lordship's most obedient & humble servant