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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, 143

Soberton near Drexford Hants.

December 3rd 1819

My Lord,

I humbly beg your Lordship will be pleased to inform me what encouragement is given to persons wishing to emigrate to the new Settlement in the vicinity of the Cape of Good Hope; whether any land is granted; and what forms is necessary to be observed for making application for that purpose.

I am My Lord,

Your most obedient Humble Servant


1st Lieutenant Royal Marines on half pay.

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