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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.

BERRY, William and PENNY, G

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 245

July 27th 1819


I received your answer from my last letter and am satisfied with the proposals in one respect but I wish for particulars in respect of those persons possessing the means. I wish to know whether every individual is to deposit any sum and to what amount and whether there is any provision made for such settlers when they arrive at the Cape. The letter mentioned one hundred acres of ground but in what manner are we to get implements for the purpose. I wish to know and what other proceedings we are to take. We remain Sir your humble sevts



[Transcriber's Note: This is unlikely to be William BERRY, the 1820 settler, whose passage was paid for by the parish of Bradford on Tone in Somerset. It is unclear whether the G. PENNY is actually George PENNY, 1820 settler, but it also seems unlikely.]

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