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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.

CHASE, John Centlivres, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 103

21 Giltspur Street

West Smithfield

July 29th 1819

My Lord,

Desirous along with a few individuals to avail myself of the proposal of His Majesty's Ministers to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, under the regulations & restrictions specified in the official circular, I take the liberty of requesting of your Lordship such information to enable me to decide upon the prudence of the important step, which I am at a loss to do with only that document before me. I have consequently obtruded a few queries upon your Lordship's notice, which I beg your Lordship's patience to answer, and pardon if there is any informality in my request as to its nature or the medium [used to] transmit it to you.

My Lord, I remain your Lordship's humble servant

John Centlivres CHASE

[no queries attached in file]

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