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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.

DALE, Daniel

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 610

No.3 Grosvenor St


24th July 1819

My Lord,

I have taken the liberty of troubling you to request you would have the goodness to order the information I require to be given at your convenience.

I have some thoughts of availing myself of the offer Government has made to Persons wishing to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope. If approved I shall most probably take out ten or twelve families, but first wish to know what distance the intended Colony is to be from Cape Town? If any settlement is already formed? What state the land is in? If we can sail from this Port and how soon? If Government allow any funds, assistance &c for the first year? With any further information you will be pleased to add on the [subject] will greatly oblige

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

Dan'l DALE

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