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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.

BROWN, John (1)

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 205

Town Street

Seven Dials

July 16, 1819

Hon Sir,

Having read in the publick papers that an address was agreed to in the Honourable House of Commons on Monday last, to allow people to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, I beg leave to offer myself to your notion. I have a wife and no family, am by trade a taylor but not having sufficient employ to support myself is the reason I thus intrude on your kindness. Should a reference to my character be necessary, I beg leave to refer to the Mr. DOLEMAN, No.1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden or Messrs Walker & Ligs, ??ford Street, Covent Garden.

I am Sir,

Your humble Servant


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