SMITH, William (3)

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 785

No. 21 Ebery Street


Near the York Hospital

[Received 29 July 1819]

My Lord,

Having seen an advertisement that your Lordship wishes to engage with some familys to go as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope, having a wife & one child, by trade a blacksmith of which spent 13 years 7 months as Armeror on Board the Indus 74 & others in His Majesty's Service. Wishes if it meets with your Lordships approbation to go as a settler, our ages is

My age 38

Wifes age 37

Child D 13

If this meets with your Lordships approbation I should be glad of an answer as soon as conveniant having my present business & some property to dispose off.

I am your Lordship's most obedient humble servant