National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 770
No. 303 Oxford Street, London
July 26, 1819
I have seen in the Public paper the overtury of Goverment to disrested [*distressed] Persons to provide them a passage to the Cape and as I come under that decripion I have applied. I have resided at Capham some years in the cappassity of a domestick servant. I have in the former part of my life bein imployed in gardening I am a single man 35 yrs of aige any further perticklers I should be happy to state if required I hope your goodness will prompt you to attend to my case as on a more minute inspection you will discovere it to be a distressing one.
Sir I remaine your