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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, 753

11 James St. Covent Gardens

22 Dec 1819


My Lord

Being desirous of becoming a Settler at the Cape of Good Hope – but being without money – I beg leave to propose making over to Government 200£ Navy 5 per cents which I possess in reversion on the death of an Aunt aged 73 – on condition of being provided with the means of going, taking with me my son aged 7 years old – said advance redeemable with Interest at any time before or after the Legacy becomes transferable – A condescension of an Answer – will be very much oblige

Your most obedt.Humble Servant


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