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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.


(filed as this but signature is W.JORDAN – see CO48/44 for further correspondence)

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 285

No.9 Market Street

Boro Road

14 July 1819


Three families intending to emigrate to North America (from the supposed information following in any of his Majesty's Colonys) but seeing in the Times Newspaper of the 18th ult together with what pased in the House of Commons last night that Government will give enouragement to persons emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope I shall feel greatly obliged by your [furnishing?] me with the particulars of the form to be complyed with.

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


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