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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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 582

24 St.Mary Axe

26th July 1819

My Lord,

I shall feel obliged by your Lordships favoring me with a prospectus of the plan for the emigrants going from this country to the Cape of Good Hope and likewise the grants that would be made – and presuming a man has a wife and eight children, all nearly grown up, and possessed of a few hundred pounds only, whether and what grants would be made in the vicinity of Cape Town. Of course investigating his small capital in the undertaking to procure a genteel and comfortable livelihood for his wife and family.

Trusting your Lordship will pardon the trouble I am giving you

I have the honor to remain my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient & devoted servt


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