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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.

FOWLER, William (2)

July 31st 1819

Honoured Sir,

Having heard that his Majesty's Government intended to send settlers to the Cape of Good Hope I called this morning at your office to know the particulars and I was informed that I must write to specify my Age, what Family I have & my name. I am 23 years of age, am a single man & my name is Wm. FOWLER having been lately discharged from the Weighing in the Customs through less men being wanted. I should be glad to embrace the opportunity if your Honour should think fit. I understand 5 Pounds must be left in London by every person going & to be returned again at the Cape in which I can comply

I am your Honour's obedient humble servant


c/o Christopher GOLLEY

Ely Place

Globe Road

Bethnall Green

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