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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, 588

Gt. Bentley Green

20th July 1819

My Lord,

Having been employed some time in the Medical Department of the Army, and now out of employ, I feel a strong desire to emigrate to some other country and being at a loss how to gain proper information as to the conditions which is consistent to be obtained from British Government in procuring land &c but through the influence of your Honorable situation which is so readily made known to persons in similar circumstances I humbly submit my case for your Lordship's favourable consideration and beg to remain

Your Lordship's most obedient and very humble servant



Great Bentley, Colchester, Essex

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