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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, 138

17 George Street

Blackfriars Road

15 October 1819

My Lord,

Being anxious to avail ourselves of the offer made by His Majesty's Govmnt for the settlement of the new Colony at the Cape of Good Hope, we humbly request your Lordship will favor us with a grant of eleven hundred acres being for eleven men fully answering the description in the circular offered by your Lordship, who will proceed under the superintendence of your Lordship

Your Lordships most obt. Sevt.

For self and others

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