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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, 643

Northampton Square


July 30 1819


Having a desire to take advantage of the present opportunity to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope and having been given to understand it is necessary to apply to you for a circular stating particulars, I beg leave to state that I am myself a married man 30 years of age and one child under 12 yrs & that together with two friends single men aged 20 & 23, at the same time a probability existing of more joining us if the nature of it should appear sufficiently advantageous upon perusal of the circular here solicited

We beg Sir to remain your most obedient servants


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