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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.

GRAHAM, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 505



30th November 1819

My Lord,

From the appearance of distress in Ireland its my wish to emigrate together with 10 or 12 families to the Cape of Good Hope, you will therefore have the goodness to let me know by return of post the encouragement proposed by Government to persons wishing to settle in that colony and when and where a conveyance can be obtained for that effect.

I am my Lord

Your Lordship's obedient humble serv't


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