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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, 134


Near Dublin

Aug 3 1819

My Lord,

Finding that it is the intention of Government to encourage the Emigration from these Kingdoms to the Cape of Good Hope, and as I am now placed on the half pay of the Army by the late Reduction for the Peace Establishment and as I find no hopes whatever of being called in on full pay and trusting that my former services may be a claim for a grant of land in that Colony, I now apply having served His Majesty fully for upwards of fourteen years and having very little left for my support but my half pay and am your Lordship's most humble servant


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