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

pre 1820 Settler Correspondence before emigration

ALL the 1819 correspondence from CO48/41 through CO48/46 has been transcribed whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape. Those written by people who did become settlers, as listed in "The Settler Handbook" by M.D. Nash (Chameleon Press 1987), are labelled 1820 Settler and the names of actual settlers in the text appear in red.


National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 57

No.54 Queen Street

Edgware Road

August 12, 1819


I Beg pardon for taking the liberty I am Given to understand that people are emigrating to the Cape of Good hope on Government expense I should be Grateful for more Information whether I can take my family and on what terms I Beg pardon for taking this liberty.

I Remain your obedient Servant



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