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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, 673

No.20 Bakers Row



August 7th 1819


I have consulted several of my friends who with me are desirous of emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope & as I am informed that you are transacting business as Agent for emigrants to the above mentioned place & if you are in the habit of sending proposals to different persons making their requests for the same, if it is so I will take it as a great favour if you will send me the proposals & in so doing you will oblige your humble servant


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