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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 CO48/44, 79

4 King Street

Kent Road

12th August 1819

My Lord,

May I be allowed to request of your Lordship to give such time as to enable me to gain the necessary information respecting the prospects which are held out to those Persons who are desirous to emigrate to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.

I have the honour to be my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient & most humble servant


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