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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, 573

Mile End Road

Next to the Black Horse

July 1819

My Lord,

I humbly take the liberty of troubling your Lordship for the purpose of obtaining the necessary information respecting emigration to the Cape of Good Hope, hoping it is of that description poor men with families can embrace. I beg your Lordship's kind consideration on my behalf.

Anxiously awaiting, I beg to subscribe myself my Lord

Your Lordship's most obed't humble servant


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