21 December 2010
National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 540
Brick Lane No.2
Mile End New Town
[Received 13 August 1819]
I humbly beg you would let me have a serclar letter shoing the extent of the grant to settlers to the Cape of good hope as I wold wish to embrace the oppertunity of going to the above place with Permition of government. I have been brought up o the fermerin [farming] line from my youth and I have served my king and country 10 years and I have a wife and 4 children one 16 one 15 one 6 yers and one 12 months old.
Sir, your humble obedient servant