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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, 44

31 July 1819

London No 16 New Road

Corner of Princes Sq. St Georges East


Having seen a circular dated Downing St. July 1819, I wish to embrace the offer there made of going out to the Cape of Good Hope. The circular states that a person is to take out ten families. I am requested by ten families to write to you Humbly praying is Majestys Ministers, to send them out to the Cape of Good Hope.

Sir, I shall feel myself to lay under the greatest obligation if you will condesend to favor me with an answer where we are to wait on you. And what supplys there will be afforded.

Sir, I am not acquainted with the proper means of application. I hope your kindness will pardon me if this is not properly adress'd

I am Sir, with the greatest sense of obligation

Your very humble & obedt. Serv.


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