WATSON, Thomas (1)
National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 336
No.4 Baldwin Court
August 11th 1819
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