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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, 778

Tilbury Port


2 Nov 1819


My brother who is an officer on the half pay list, and is there is little chance of his being again employed, he is desirous of going to the Cape with two or three young gentlemen and taking out labourers.

Will you do me the honor of information how he is to proceed. In the hope you will be dispose to put his labourers on a footing for an allowance made in such cases to labourers, if that is you give your sanction for his going, at the same time have to request you will accept my apology for any inadvertancy I may have used on this subject.

Having the honor to be Sir

Your most obedient humble servant

Jno. MIDGELY Lt.Colonel

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