PAYNE, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 12

22 Primrose Street

Bishopsgate, City

July 19, 1819

Sir

I saw an advertisement in the paper wherein incorragement is given to Persons who wish to emigrate to the Cape of good hope. I aplied to your office this day to Enquire the Particulars and I was ordered to Rite to you. My wife my self and a few frends wish to go. I am by Profession a Carpenter and builder but have some knowledge of Agriculture. My frends are farmers and we have some little Property and wish to go were we can make some Improvement. If you will favour me with the Particulars and your proposals can be Exceeded to arangements will be made acordingly. Your answer will much oblige Sir

Your most obedt and very humble servt

Thomas PAYNE

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