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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.

OWEN, Sir John, MP for Pembrokeshire, re Thomas PHILIPPS, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 951


5th August 1819

Dear Sir,

The bearer Thomas PHILIPPS who is a particular friend of mine and a member of one of the principal families in this county, is desirous of obtaining a grant of land at the Cape and of going out there with his family and about twenty settlers. You will particularly oblige me by giving him an early interview and by lending your kind assistance to forward his plan without delay. I am sincerely anxious to serve him and highly interested in his success or I would not have taken the liberty of troubling you with this letter and I am. Dear Sir

Very faithfully


[note from GOULBURN: act according to what I have said in the enclosed letter, which send on to Milton [and in an addition in a darker ink] Mr. PHILIPS called here and got the letter]

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