NORMAN, William Rufus
National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 911
No,8 Grove Lane
Upper Barnes's Terrace
October 20th 1819
The writer hereof, a young man aged 25 years, a cabinet maker, finding it impossible to gain a honest subsistence for himself and wife owing to the badness of trade, is anxious to gain permission from His Majesty's Government to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope with his wife hoping by that means to render himself useful to the colony and himself.
I am Sir your very humble servant
Wm. Rufus NORMAN