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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, 425

Hilperton Marsh, near Trowbridge

August 23rd 1819

My Lord,

In consequence of a proclamation being issued from Government I have take the liberty of applying to your Lordship for further information respecting the British settlement in the Cape of Good Hope – and if pensioners will be allowed to receive their pensions in the above settlement, as I am a out pensioner from the Royal Hospital Greenwich and as a wife and four children.

I am your Lordship's most obedient and humble servant


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