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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.

RUGER, Christian

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 551

No.31 Bowling St

Cow Cross


[Received 17 August 1819]


I humbly beg your assistance. I have a wife and two small children not haveing any employment. Sir, I hope you will allow us with going abrord to seek our living.

I am Sir your most humble obedient servant

Christian RUGER

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