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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, 75

No.6 Upper Chapman St

Cannon St. Road

St. Georges East

Aug 9 1819


In consequence your advertisement respecting people going to settle at the Cape am anxious to know upon what terms which if you will have the goodness to let me be acquainted by return of post shall feel myself much obliged.

Remain Sir with respect

Your most obed't humble serv't


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