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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.

MOORE, Robert et al

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 664

No.12 Charles St

Grosvenor Sq

Received 1st September 1819

Honorable Sir,

I take the liberty of writing to you concerning of what I see in the newspapers for to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope as I Robt. MOORE, J J. BAIRD wife & one child and Edw. MOULDER wife & 3 children we wish to go but we wish to know what your proposals are and where we could see them. We belong to His Majesty's Honorable Board of Customs as Extra Watchmen and I am sorry to say it that we are all starving in that Class, upon Average we do not get more than three or four nights a month and that is not certain. We are all willing to work but cannot get any employ,

I am your humble servant

Robert MOORE

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