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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.

BURGIS, John, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 377

Burwash, Sussex

August 13th 1819

My Lord,

Being desirous to embrace the offer made by Government to persons disposed to settle at the Cape of Good Hope I shall feel much obliged by your sending me a circular letter (which I understand is printed containing the particulars) directed to me at No.32 Southampton Street, Strand. If there are any additional particulars since the first that was published you will further oblige me by enclosing them also. I have been employed in agriculture having had a farm of my own which circumstance has obliged me to part with.

I am my Lord

Your Lordship's most obdt hbl sevt


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