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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.

GABLE, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 333

August 1 1819


I have heard that you treat with people for the emigration to the Cape off good Hope. I have a wish to settle there, should be glad if you would give me instructions how to proscede on the business I having served in the N service as a joiner and cabinetmaker. I have a wife but no family & in good health being only married 4 years whas discharg'd from the Gorgon 44 guns should be glad of an answer as soon as convenient & please to direct for James GABLE at Mr WATHMOREs 33 tothill street westminster

PS I likewise can make all sorts of Carpenters tools & should be happy if you would inform me who to apply to respecting going & by so doing you will much oblige your humble servant


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