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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.

INGAR, James Julius

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 55

Manse St?


Aug 3rd 1819

My Lord,

Having observed in the public prints the offer made by Government to assist such persons who are destitute of employment to obtain a passage to the Cape of Good Hope, I beg your Lordship will be pleased to give me the necessary information that I may avail myself of the generous offer.

I am a married man. My wife now pregnant was bred to agricultural pursuits, has been abroad in hot climates several years, and having had a liberal education I have studied Medicine and Surgery, but by a series of misfortunes I am much reduced and quite unemployed. Your Lordship's kindness in allowing us to become members of the new settlement will be esteemed a favour.

Your Lordship's most obed't sev't

James Julius INGAR


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