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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, 811



22 Oct 1819

My Lord,

Understanding that officers half pay will have his Majesty's permission to settle in the Colony going to be formed near the Cape of Good Hope I beg leave to offer my services to be employed in any way your Lordship may think fit. Any references your Lordship may deem necessary on the matter shall be glad to forward immediately.

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


Lieut. Royal Berks Militia

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