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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.

MOSES, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 772

1 Paradise Row Rotherhithe

27 October 1819

My Lord

Having been placed on Half Pay in February 1817 (after ten years service on full Pay) with a wife and four children and not being able to procure any Situation to assist me in maintaining them in a comfortable way; and having served in His Majesty's Colonies in North America, am anxious to procure a situation under His Majesty's Government in the new Colony about to be established at the Cape of Good Hope. Should your Lordship have a situation vacant in the above Colony, however small the salary, I should feel for ever indebted to your Lordship for the appointment which would enable me to bring up my Family in a Reputable way, having been very much distressed [when] I was placed on half pay, as I had my Military Pension taken away at the same time. I have the honour to be, my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedt & very humble servant

Thomas MOSES, Capt

Half Pay 7th [Rl] Fusiliers

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