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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.

BEALE, Thomas (2)

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 740


December 6th 1819

My Lord,

Having been informed that His Majesty's Government holds out encouragement to emigrants going to the Cape of Good Hope I take the liberty of addressing your Lordship, wishing to know what assistance will be offered to persons bringing out settlers, if any considerations will be made to professional men and genteel families & if there will be any preference given.

I am a practitioner of Medicine and Licentiate of the College of Surgeons in Ireland these six years and would engage in the cause if I receive sufficient encouragement.

I can provide recommendations from some of the most respectable noblemen and gentlemen in the country respecting my ability if necessary. I am your Lordship's most obt sevt


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