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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.

CARLISLE, William (father of John CARLISLE, 1820 Settler)

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 440


Oct 19, 1819

My Good Friend,

I only received your obliging note from Mr. AMYOTT last night not having sent to the office on Sunday evening. My son John has written today to Mr. GOULBURN to say he wishes to embark with his men in the Thames, & has requested to be informed when they must be up, and also to what place the luggage must be directed. If you could at some opp'y ascertain from Mr. AMYOTT when the victualling will take place for the men I should be very glad, as it would not be well to have them at expences in London above a day or two before. I will thank you also to ask Mr. A whether Samuel HAYES, age 13, another son of Samuel HAYES (in John's list) could be added - and also whether he could take another boy, aged 13 (besides Rupert CORDEN) as servant and if he could also take one or two between the ages of 14 and 18 in addition to all the rest, pay the sum mentioned in the circular.

I feel I shall be obliged to come with my sons when the time arrives, and hope then to have the pleasure of returning my personal thanks for all your goodness to them tonight.

Believe me to remain your truly and obliged and affectionate servant


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