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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.

FARMER, William and Edward WRIGHT

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 111

Two Sawyers



July 16 1819

My Lord,

Having observed in the proceedings of the Honourable House of Commons that it is the intention of Government to send such of his Majesty's subjects to the Cape of Good Hope as may feel desirous of emigrating to that Colony, we beg leave earnestly to solicit your interest to procure for us the assistance in common with others as it is your intent to aford. We have received each a liberal education and in turn accustomed to the Farming live. In the confident hope of receiving our early and favourable reply we remain

Your Lordship's most obedient and humble servants

William FARMER

Edward J. WRIGHT

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