National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 703
15 Hemlock Court
July 15th 1819
I beg leave to make an application as being a General Machinist to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope, seeing by the daily news papers it is in contemplation for a plan to be laid down to that effect, if any opportunity offers for the said destination I should thankfully embrace it and would make every arrangement my circumstances would permit towards proceeding to that place.
I am Sir
Your most obed't & very humble serv't