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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.

DONALD, J

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 600

23 Grosvenor Market

Davies Ct

Oxford Street

July 22nd 1819

Honored Sir,

We received your letter and was satisfied with the contents but we wish to see you and enquiring at the Department they desired us to write to you again for further particulars concerning how to proceed, hoping you will excuse the liberty we take in so doing for they told us you would give us further information and remain Sir your humble and obedient servants

J. DONALD

F. MOLTBY

R. LANGDON

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 645

23 Grosvenor Market

Davies Ct

Oxford Street

July 30th 1819

Honored Sir,

Having received no answer to a letter sent on Friday last I fear it has not reached your hands, therefore we have taken the liberty of writing once more as we are anxious for an answer for we was satisfied with the contents of your letter and wish to know how to proceed. When enquiring at the Department we was desired to address you again for further particulars and remain Hon'd Sir

Your most obedient and humble servants

J. DONALD

F. MOLTBY

F. FALKNER

(R. LANGDON declined going)

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 715

23 Grosvenor Market

Davies Ct

Oxford Street

August 21st 1819

Hon'd Sir,

Receiving the second circular from you for I took the liberty of addressing you as we particularly wish to give our consent as we approve of the terms much Sir but will wait for your appointment Sir as we wish much to go to the Cape.

We remain your humble and obedient servants

J. DONALD

F. MOLTBY

S. FAULKENER

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