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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.

GILBERTSON, M

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 403

Hertford

Sept 2 1819

Sir

I write to you in behalf of an individual residing at Newcastle upon Tyne who is with his wife desirous of going to the Cape of Good Hope. He is a good scholar, and of respectable connections and would go with any person appointed by government from that part of the country in order to avail himself of the advantages proposed by them, but he is unable to hear of any person being appointed from that place, could you give me any information how the person I allude to can succeed in joining a respectable person or persons in that part I shall feel much obliged, or if he could be appointed to take the charge of a certain number agreeable to the printed circular issued from Downing St.

I am, Sir

your most obedient servant

M. GILBERTSON

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