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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.


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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 675

Dornie Kintaill

By Lochalsh

Aug 7th 1819


Having with pleasure considered the encouragement given by Government to settlers to forward to the Cape of Good Hope & I having collected above the number stated viz 15 settlers, the half of which having families & none of the children above 14 years of age, so that I request you would be pleased to let me know if Lord BATHURST will accept of these & if his Lordship will, where will the money be paid, the place of embarkation or when, as the above number are ready any time.

I am Sir your most devoted humble servany

Duncan Mac DONALD

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