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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, 577

Received 9th August 1819


I ham desirous of going to the Cape being out of imploy and quite destitute of the means of subsistence. I ham a single man of about 28 years of age. My residence is No.4 White Hart Yard Drury Lane

Your most obedient servent


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