National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 627
July 28th 1819
Having seen the settlement that is proposed by Government for the settlers that immigrate to the Cape & approve of them but should whish to gain Information respecting how I am to be provided with tools to carry on my trade as carpenter or sawyer, whether I am to provide them my self or that government will. I should whish to know as I shall know how to proceed & you will oblige yr humb. Sevt
PS I have only my self and Whife our age is 32 & 35
Please to direct for Jno. DASTON, No.14 Play House Yard, White Cross Street as soon as possible you can.