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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.

MOLLETT, Samuel, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 478

8 Pleasant Place

Near West Square


July 15th 1819

My Lord,

Permit me to solicit the favour of being appointed one for the opening now making to the Cape of Good Hope.

Your petitioner further solicits your Lordship's indulgence of being favoured with the conditions (or plan) of such emigration, hoping it will suit the circumstances of a working man.

Your petitioner further states that as Agriculture is his pride, and emigration of little consequence (though he has no particular desire to leave his native country than the bettering the condition of his growing family) he hopes to be named as one to the Cape of Good Hope.

Should he be so favoured by your Lordship it will confer a lasting obligation on your petitioner


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