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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, 1082

8 College Green, Bristol

15th Nov 1819


I request you to pardon this freedom. I learn than an appointment of a medical person to the Cape is contemplated. If that be the case I respectfully solicit the honor of filling it. I have been 26 yrs surgeon of St.Peter's Hospital in this City & in professional business upwards of 30 years. Should no more eligible person offer I shd be grateful for the appointment

I have the honor to be Sir

Yr very obedient serv't


PS If you wish for further particulars I refer you to the surgeons of Bristol Infirmary

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