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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.

GINN, Robert

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 328

30 Brewer St

Golden Square

3 Aug't 1819


Having been written to by two young men Carpenters now in Dublin James TATE aged about 20 and Humphrey TATE brother to the above aged 14 or 15, they want to be sent to the Cape of Good Hope when a new colony is to be formed. And understanding that it is through you Sir that I am to receive any information requisite induces me to take the liberty. Should be glad to know if they can be sent from any Port in Ireland. They are without any incumb now. I have the honor to be, Sir, waiting your pleasure

Your obed't hbl sev't

Robert GINN

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