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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, 413

12th Oct 1819


I should esteem it a favour if you would have the goodness to inform me if Dr. BARUK is one of those selected by Government to procede to the Cape and if my name is contained in his list. There is every reason to suppose that Government detirmination is fully understood by such party as are approved of.

The suspicious manner in which Dr. BARUK refuse to give any satisfactory answer I cannot avoid suspecting his intentions may not be just and that four pounds payed to him on my behalf by my friends and as part of the deposit required by Government provided his party were approved of, intirely lossed.

If you Sir will have the goodness to comply with this request it may possable yet be in time to recover it and four pounds is a large sum for one in my circumstances to loose.

From Sir your very humble servt


Please to direct to

No.13 York Street

Commercial Road

and my friend upon the spot will be able to act for me.

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