National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 478
Battle Brige, Islington
July 27th 1819
Seeing the advertisement from the Secretary of State concerning HM Subjects emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope & finding my trade the last year very bad & not half imployed as a white smith I should wish to embrace the opportunity of going & my wife if approved off on examination. My age thirty two wife twenty two - if you please to send me an answer to this I live at No.12 Field Street Battle Brige.