WATSON, Thomas (1)

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 336

No.4 Baldwin Court

Baldwin Street

City Road

August 11th 1819

Sir,

I have been informed that you are the proper person to address relative to the proposed emigration to the Cape of Good Hope. I therefore Sir humbly beg leave to inform you that in the hope of benefit I propose to leave the country with my wife and two children.

I am by trade a Paviour – have also a knowledge of well sinking and planning out roads. Am 26 years of age and in good health, can command the sum of ten pounds and have an undeniable character.

Should I be fortunate enough to be one entitled to assistance of Government for the purpose above stated I would wish to know in what manner I ought to proceed.

I am Sir your most obedient and very humble servant

Thomas WATSON

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