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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.

FIELD, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 234

No. 13 York Street

Commercial Road

Oct 12, 1819

Hon Sir

I trust your goodness will pardon the liberty I have taken being totally unknown to you. I shall feel myself greatly obliged by your informing me if Dr BARON is excepted by government or not, to emigrate with his proposals to the Cape Colony and beg leave with submission to you to further ask if you have recv'd a letter from Mr H'y CRASKE of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk to the same effect who is most desirous to make one family in a partie and can if required give most respectable refference to those high in power.

I am Honerd Sir your most obed't very humble servant

William FIELD

NB Customhouse officer

London Dock


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