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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.

AYRES, Benjamin

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 106

Frome 10th Sept. 1819

Honored Sir,

I have two sons that wish to go to the Cape of Good Hope; they are well aquainted with husbandry, and I will give £200 to each, if your Honor will please to grant them a passage and information; as to whom and when they must apply.

I remain, Honored Sir, your most obedient humble servant

Benjamin AYRES

No. 25 Milk Street



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