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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.

FONE, George

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 169


Near Bristol


Aug 7 1819

My Lord,

I hope your Lordship will forgive the liberty I have taken in addressing this to you. I am not certain the application I am about to make should be made direct to your Lordship but my residing in the country so far from the Metropolis I hope will be an excuse. I have heard it is the intention of Government to send out persons to the Cape of Good Hope as colonists. I therefore hope I may be permitted to go. I am a young married man at present without family about 24 years of age & my wife has been bred up in the farming business from infancy. If any experience is required I flatter myself I can give every satisfaction. I hope your Lordship will order an answer to be returned to my letter as to the proper means I am to pursue directed to George FONE, Henbury near Bristol, Gloucestershire.

I am yr Lordship's most hbl svt

George FONE

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