No.2 Southampton Place
July 27 1819
I hear as Government has offered to send people as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope. I should esteem it a favour if you will let me have a circular for to know the particulars, for I should very much like to go, as my business is a gardener and being always used to the management of land, and having only two children, I should be glad to go with your permission.
I subscribe myself your most humble servant