BROWN, Thomas (4)
National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 303
No.9 Brook Street
August 7 1819
I understand from the circular which your last letter refered me to that Government declines treating with any number less than ten – there are ten of us able bodied and willing to emigrate as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope. Providing Government will enable us clearly to understand its intentions respecting the grant of land proposed in the circular – if Government intends granting to each man or head of a family his own proper allotment of land as his own right subject to none but Government. Such a plan will no doubt better all our conditions and ultimately be highly serviceable and beneficial to government. We are willing to believe that the above is Government's intention and we humbly pray our case to be taken into consideration.
We humbly solicit an answer as soon as possible
I am Sir your very obedient and humble servant
Since his two youngest children were born in New Road in 1817 and 1819, it is possible that this letter was written by Thomas Saunders BROWN, who emigrated with WILLSON's Party