SHAW, Peter Hosea

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 707

At Mrs. ROBERTS

No.3 Princes Row

Walworth

July 16 1819

Sir,

Being informed that Government intends to send out settlers to the Cape I take the liberty to state that I should be very glad to avail myself of the opportunity. I at present follow the occupation of a carpenter. I am 38 years of age, my wife is 32 and I have a daughter and two sons who are willing to accompany me. I am no stranger to agricultural business, having been much used to it in the early part of my life.

I am Sir, respectfully

Your humble servant

Peter Hosea SHAW

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