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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.

CRAUSE, John, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 11

Pleasant Place

West Square


15th July 1819

My Lord,

I beg leave to solicit your Lordship will be pleased to inform me whether I may be allowed a grant of land at the Cape of Good Hope or in Canada with a free passage & if Government gives any further encouragement to officers to become settlers in either of those places, as I perceive by the public prints something of that nature is in agitation respecting the Cape.

I have the honour to be your Lordship's most obedient humble servant


Lt. & Adjutant H.P.

Recruiting District

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