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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.

FRASER, James (2)

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 218

Findon by Aberdeen

Sept 14th 1819

My Lord,

I was duly honoured by receipt of your Lordship's letter in answer to mine respecting the grant of land given by Government to officers in the Army and Navy and took the liberty to put some queries to Mr. H. GOULBURN your Lordship, to which I have not been favoured with an answer. I consequently suppose my letter never reached him. They were as follows. Whether the grounds granted were held on the same footing as a hereditary estate in Great Britain and if those officers going out were permitted to take out settlers with them as sub tenants, and if it was in the Governor's power to place you where he might think proper or if the grants of land were drawn in the form of a Lottery and last of all what Documents were necessary to take from Europe with you as vouchers that your claim was properly founded. In hopes I shall be honoured with an answer to this as early as possible, I remain my Lord with the highest respect

Your most obed't servant


Lt. Royal Navy

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