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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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 266

7 Finsbury Place

15 July 1819


Understanding that His Majesty's Government have it in contemplation to encourage emigration to the Cape of Good Hope to form a new settlement on the south eastern part of that colony, I will feel particularly obliged by your informing me as near as possible the spot which is fixed for that purpose, and also what are to be the conditions granted to those who may wish to become settlers.

I am Sir your most humble obed't sev't


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