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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, 690


Aug 12 1819


Having a wish to emigrate to the Cape and desirous of taking out ten Men and not having had sufficient information respecting the views of Government I have taken the liberty & not contrary to the rules of your office to request immediate information.

I am Sir your obt hby st


At Mrs. HART's, 4 Clements Inn Passage, Clements Inn

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