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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.

FOORD, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 213

No.7 Clarks Buildings

Skinner Street

Snow Hill


Rec'd August 27 1819


Taking the liberty of addressing a line of wich I hope your Honour will pardon the cause for the same is for intelligence concerning the Cape of Good Hope. Myself as a mecanic & carpenter & joiner 24 years of age wish to emmigrate to that part, shall feel myself justly indebted to your Lordship for a convenient intelligence to

Your most humble servant

Will'm FOORD

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