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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 CO48/45, 145

Christian Malford

Nr Chippenham


[received 20 August 1819]

My Lord

I humbly beg your Lordship will pardon the liberty I have taken in thus addressing you, but having heard a succinct account that it is the intention of his Majesty's Government to grant a portion of land &c to those who choose to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, I should be thankful to Lordship to inform me, to whom and in what manner I am to apply, to obtain a grant of such land, also if there is any distinction in the description of persons so emigrating.

I have the honor to be My Lord

With great respect

Your Lordships most obed servt


I trust your Lordship will honor me by an early answer

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