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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, 114


30th July 1819

My Lord,

I humbly thank you to forward me in going to the British settlements in America or to the Cape of Good Hope. As I am informed there are settlers going to the Cape of Good Hope Hon'd Lord as I serv'd on bord HM ships Gibberalter, Sterling Castle &c for seven years and was discharged at the Peace and being without labour I memorial your Lordship to grant me my request as I am wel able to labour.

I am your Lordship's humble Petitioner


PS to the care of G.S. CHADWICK, Fair Lane, Cork

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