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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, 662

31 Aug 1819

My Lord,

I take the liberty of addressing you to know how myself & others get to the new settlement at the Cape of Good Hope as we wish if possible to get there free of expense. Our capital being but sufficient to provide ourselves with necessaries for cultivation &c

PS If your Lordship will oblige me with information directed to Joseph FILTCH, 44 Great Windmill St Haymarket I will in duty bound ever pray.



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