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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 CO48/42, 161

East Street



4th August 1819

My Lord,

Permit me humbly to solicit your Lordship to furnish me with a printed instructions concerning the settlement at the Cape of Good Hope. It is my earnest desire to become a Settler there – and to take my wife with me. I have two children but they are at the Isle of France, therefore I have no incumberance, Your Lordship's adhering to my humble petition will be received with thanks & gratitude by your Lordship's devoted obedient servant


At the Bricklayers Arms

East Street near Kennington Cross


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