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September 3 1803
May it please your Lordship
We the undersigned humbly solicit your favour to permitting us to go to New South Wales as Free Settlers. There is three of us our names trade and ages are enclosed. Likewise the addresses of respectable people who will give every satisfaction in respect to our characters.
Thos Gordon by trade a shoemaker aged 39 years wife and 4 children reference to character Mr Commiford Baker No 15 George Street Grov Sq
Wm Carlisle by trade a farmer aged 38 years wife and 4 children Reference to character Mrs Gibbs No 30 Queen Ann St.
J S Freeman by trade a farmer aged 24 years Single Reference to character Mrs Morel No 80 Long Acre
If this should meet your Lordship Approbation we will feel ourselves truly grateful by being informed of the same We remain with all submission your most Obedient Servants