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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.

DICKSON, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 616

Low Layton

Essex

7th July 1819

Sir,

I am your humble petitioner wishing wishing to become a Settler of the Cape of Good Hope. For I am a poor Single Labouring Man, my age is 32 years

I remain your humble servant

James DICKSON

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