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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.

DEW, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 657

35 Crown Street


August 1819

The humble petition of Thomas DEW praying that your Lordship would be pleased to grant a free passage for him and his family, a wife and two children, to the Cape of Good Hope, in consequence of his being intirely destitute of employment and unable to provide for his family. If your Lordship would be pleased to grant his request the petitioner is in duty bound and will ever pray

Thomas DEW

PS The money required for deposit he will have ready when called for

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