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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 (3)

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 237


Near Doncaster

16th October 1819

My Lord,

Being informed that his Majesty's Government is desirous of sending persons over to the Cape of Good Hope to form settlements there and as I presume I am fully quallifyed in agriculture and can give satisfactory references, shall be very thankfull to yr Lordship if you will direct a statement of the conditions may be sent me directed as above

I am my Lord your devoted hbl st

William FOWLER

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