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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.

HALES, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 649

Aug 4 1819

My Lord,

Your Lordship I hope will pardon the liberty I take of troubling you with this letter but having heard that Government encourages emigration to the Cape of Good Hope and I thought your Lordship would be kind enough to furnish me with the particulars if it is so for I am in extreme distress with my family and should be happy to proceed hither if possible after begging your Lorships forgiveness for troubling you I beg leave to subscribe myself Your Lordships very humble servt.


Your Lordship will please to address

Wm. HALES Shoe Maker

35 Baldwin St.

City Road


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