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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, 602

16 Charles Street

City Road


22 July 1819

Hon Sir,

I have been informed that persons wishing to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope will have the assistance of Government. I and a few friends would be glad to embrace this opportunity having been directed to apply to you Sir for instructions. Your answer will much oblige

Your humble obedient servant


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