National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 214
Sept 14, 1819
having been in bisness for about fourteen years but with very little success have resolved to adventure to the cape of good hope should you think me a proper person am thirty-four years of age have a Wife and three Children the 2 oldist are boys one eight the other nine year of age.
I humbly request a passage for myself and two boys my wife is willing to stay till I should settle myself.
Your acceptance will be thankfully received by your very humble servant
Please direct to
J. PARKIN at Mr WHEBELL's
No. 5 Throughmorton St