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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.

OAKLEY, Ebenezer

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 949

No.2 Everards Street

Church Lane

St.Georges East

July 29th 1819


Having herd that it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to send out setlers to the Cape of good hope and haveing herd that implements and house are found by government for the purpose of agriculture and that asistance is allowed to clere the ground would be extreemly obliged to you Sir if you would send me the articles and if it should not specify what is found there at the Cape would be very thankful to have it explained and haveing herd that it must not be less than 10 to join together beside family would be extreemly thankful to know Sir how that is to be done if not to much trouble.

Honoured Sir I am your humble

Ebenezer OAKLEY

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