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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, 686


Near Knutsford

Aug 10th 1819

Dear Sir,

As one of the Members for this County (Cheshire) I have been desired by one of the Magistrates to write to you in consequence of applications having been made to them by persons wishing to settle at the Cape of Good Hope. The Magistrates wish to know to whom they must apply for information & the [mode] in which it must be done & to request the steps to be taken. I trust you will have the goodness to pardon the trouble I am giving you.

I have the honour to be.. most truly


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