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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.

McKENZIE, Archibald, 1820 Settler

Filed under K

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 184

No. 5 Queen Street

Mint Square


27th July 1819

Honoured Sir,

Having been informed that it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to give encouragement to those who wish to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope I take the liberty of applying to you for information on the subject and will be glad to know the terms on which emigrants will be permitted to go out.

My family consists of a wife and four children, two sons and two daughters. My age is thirty six years, my present object is to become cultivator if you will have the goodness to cause a circular to be sent to the annexed address, I shall them give the most respectable refferences as to character &c

I am Sir your most obed't humble serv't


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