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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.

HOLMES, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 856

October 11th 1819

My dear Sir,

I enclose you a letter I have received from Messrs BROWN & HILLS.

You will perceive what a scrape the poor fellows have got into. Pray is there any chance of an opening for them? I shall have to answer for HILLS death, as I fear the poor devil will make away with himself unless you allow him to go to the Cape.

I am my dear Sir

Yours faithfully




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