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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.

KOLBE, George Augustus, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 215

5 Church Street


Sept 23 1819

Hon'd Sir,

From yours of the 28th I understand that 10 individuals must at least offer themselves to Government. Excuse the liberty I take and the trouble which I occasion you, but Sir could you inform me my best way of proceeding to the Cape? I am 20 years old and can advance the sum of £10 myself to Government; at the same time Sir I am at loss to know which is my best mode of proceeding, therefore Sir would you have the goodness to address a line to me or should you be calling our way I should be glad to see you and you will greatly oblige

Your grateful humble & obed't serv't


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