National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 33

July 21 1819

Honored Sir,

I have taken the libirty of adressing these few lines to you to state that it is my wish to go to the Cape of Good Hope As a Settler being At Preseant without any imploy and no Prospect of obtaining any if at liberty to make Choise of occupation I should give the Prefrearance to active Employ to work on the fields. I am a Single man aged 21. I should gladly i[m]brace the Presant opportunity Has I Have no supper but what I Receive throm my friends witch is Very uncertain.

I have the Honour of Being

Sir your Hubel servant


At No 6 Cork Cutters

Kennington Lane