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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.

DUKE, John [filed with Cape correspondence]

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 592


20th July 1819

My Lord,

As I am a Pensioner and would wish to go to America I humbly solicit your Lordship to grant me a settlement there for myself, wife and three children as I am an out pensioner of Chelsea Hospital at 9d per day and would willingly settle in America

I am my Lord your humble servant


9d per day

Late Depot Lemington

To the care of Mr.GODD near the Corn Market, Cork

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