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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, 55

No. 24 Plomer's Row

Commercial Road

Aug 12 1819

My Lord,

In consequence of the proposition of government to enable English inhabitants to be with family exported to form a colony at the Cape of Good Hope I have the liberty of requesting your Lordship to favour me with a full prospectus of the scheme as I have an idea of embracing it. I have the honour to be known to Col. WOOD. I hope your immediate answer. I am

Most respectfully your servant

John ALNESS, late of Abergavenny

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