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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.

REVELL, Richard re Robert EMSLIE, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 549

Royal Hospital Chelsea

14th August 1819


In the absence of the Secretary I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of this Hospital to transmit herewith a petition from Robert EMSLIE, an Out Pensioner from the 76 Foot, praying to be informed whether any deposit will be required from persons of his description emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope, and I have the honor to request that you will be pleased to lay the petition before the Right Honorable Earl BATHURST for the opinion of his Lordship and return the same to me with such observations thereon as his Lordship may think proper to communicate.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obedient humble servant


[Note from GOULBURN on reverese]

Acquaint him that no indulgence is given to any class of persons other than those specified in the printed circular of which send a copy

[Transcriber's Note: See Robert EMSLIE's petition and correspondence filed under E in CO48/43]

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