First American in Australia: a true story
Twenty-one years after his arrival in Sydney Australia, unable to read, he was unaware of John MaCarthur's letter of 19 December 1821, to His Majesty's Government, imploring Great Britain "... establish a body of respectable settlers -- men of real capital -- not adventurers."
He did, however, find himself (MaCarthur urging) on an estate of 10,000 acres, with "domestic servants and labourers," and did contribute his-all, furthering the quality of the New South Wales Colony's horses.
Yet he felt of himself unqualified as -- despite full vision -- a word he could not read, nor was he an emancipist so favoured in "Macquarie's autocracy" (thus named by J. T. Bigge, Commissioner of Enquiry, in his 4th of July Report, 1823), and, furthermore, this first American arrived illegally aboard the HMS Buffalo, contrary to the exclusive charter of the world's first multi-national corporation, the British East India Company: there shall be no commerce with the American Colonies as they are greedy tax cheats, having shown no gracefulness to King George for benefits bestowed, consequently -- after throwing a tea party in Boston Harbor -- forcing convicts down under.
Legal or not, in 1800, Elizabeth MaCarthur loved him at first sight. His brown eyes. The Thoroughbred, Washington.