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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Correspondence 1821 to 1837.

Here only letters by known settlers or their families, or letters of great relevance to the 1820 settlers, have been transcribed, whereas ALL the 1819 correspondence was transcribed (see CO48/41 through CO48/46) whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape.

Unless otherwise stated letters were written to either the Secretary of State for the Colonies or his deputy.The original correspondence is filed in order of receipt. Here it has been placed in alphabetical order according to the surname of the writer, with letters by the same writer in chronological order, for ease of reading. Original spelling has been maintained. Reference numbers, where given, refer to printed page numbers stamped on the letters and will enable visitors to the National Archives to locate the letter more easily.

BULLOCK, Solomon (brother of William BULLOCK), 1824

National Archives, Kew, CO48/67, 18

Stafford turnpike gate

Stafford Road

Wolverhampton

August 20 1824

Honoured Sir,

As under is the copy of a letter you was so kind as to forward to my mother in October last who is now dead and buried for which letter I return much sincere thanks

Copy

Colonial Office

London

October 1823

Mrs. M. BULLOCK is hereby informed that in answer to her letter of the 2nd instant that any letter she may think it necessary to address to her son will be forwarded to the Cape of Good Hope if sent by her in the first place to The Secretary of State's Office, Colonial Department, London under a cover directed to R. WILMOT Esq and she is also informed that it would be adviseable that the direction upon the cover of her letter should state the name of the person who was the Head of the Party with which her son went to the Cape of Good Hope

Some property being left by my late mother to my brother William BULLOCK and as I did forward to you a letter as directed under cover to you I have thus far ventured to enquire if any tidings are heard of him at your office.

With all due respect I remain

Your very humble servant

Solomon BULLOCK

 

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National Archives, Kew, CO48/67, 20

Stafford turnpike gate

Stafford Road

Wolverhampton

November 13 1824

Honoured Sir,

In the matter of my brother William BULLOCK who went as a settler to the Cape of Good Hope, the particulars of which was forwarded through the medium of your office in October 1823 to R. WILMOT HORTON Esq and repeated about two months ago, allow me to ask the question if there as been any return to the Colonial Office of the settlers at the cape of Good Hope since 1818 or any account for them since 1823 or if you have or have not received any communication either addressed to Mrs. BULLOCK Senior Dead or to me Solomon BULLOCK from the Cape of Good from R. WILMOT HORTON Esq, property being in question and divided in several interests. I humbly beg every information you can give but please forward an answer.

I remain your very humble and obliged servant

Solomon BULLOCK

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