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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.

FEISE, Godfrey

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 175

Laurencepoutney Hill No.8

August 9th, 1819


Having perused the first printed circular respecting emigration to the Cape of Good Hope, I beg leave to inform you, that I am a single man of 32 years of age, active, and healthy, and very ready to deposit the sum of ten pounds, for my passage to the Cape. I have moreover the sum of forty pound, which I could employ in purchasing things necessary for such an undertaking. Your further instructions would greatly favor me, and if required will call at the office Downing Street.

I am Sir your most obedt. Humble servant

Godfrey W. FEISE

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