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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, 577


Oct 3rd 1819

My Lord,

A respected husbandman 42 years of age of this parish has applied to me as a magistrate for information as to the terms upon which he can be permitted to go out as a settler at the Cape of Good Hope. He is a single man – I hope I am taking too great a liberty [sic] in asking your Lordship to have the goodness to direct the required information. This may be forwarded to me as soon as convenient.

I have the honour to be your Lordship's very humble servant


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