30 Noel Court
Near the Bricklayers Arms
August 3rd 1819
Having a wife and [ink blot obscuring number] small children and having scarce any imployment or prospect of gaining a sufficient withall to subsist them or myself without being obliged to become burthensome to the parish, take this opportunity of presenting myself to your notice as one who would gladly imbrace the opportunity offered by Colonial Department of becoming a settler abroad upon the plan now in agitation by and adopted by Government and your Colonial Department.
I am with submission and respect, Gentlemen
Your very obedient humble servant
NB I have been inured to the different climates and my family are anxious to go