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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.

DAVIS, Francis

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 760

10 Camden Street


8 Sept 1819


Intending to avail myself of the assistance of His Majesty's Government to settle in the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope on the terms mentioned in the circular I request you will have the goodness to give me information on the following heads:

When the people will be landed

What tonnage is allowed for each family

*Whether they will be allowed to take out with them ammunition and arms

In what kind of necessaries the deposit money made here will be returned

I am very respectfully Sir

Your most obed't sevt

Francis DAVIS

* [written as a pencilled note in a different hand]

Gunpowder is offered to Peasantry in Border Districts under Regulations

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