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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.


6th Aug 1819


Having been informed that Government intend sending out [settlers to] the Cape of Good Hope and not knowing the particulars I request Sir you forward me with the [obscured] & regulation.

You will oblige your most obed't humble serv't


To care of W. DAVENPORT, Queen St, Story Gate

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 681

August 9th 1819

My Lord,

Having read the last sercular and seeing thear is another you will be pleased to favour me with the same

You will much oblige your most ob servant


Please to direct to W. DAVENPORT, 25 Story Gate




National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 696

25 Storey Gate

Aug 12th 1819


I duly received yours dated Aug 12 finding thear is another giveing the full particulars what luggage each person is allowed and also where and when the person are to be examined for wich I am ready with several very respectable men who intend going to the Cape.

I am respectably yours


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