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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.

SAUL, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 1096




8th December 1819


I beg leave to be allowed the liberty of writing to your Lordship on the subject of emigration and to know if His Majesty's Government does intend renewing the grant the ensuing year to individuals desirous to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope.

I would be desirous to return there with ten able bodied labourers and their families to become settlers similar as pointed out by the circular. Should it meet your Lordship's approbation to grant my request it will greatly oblige

Your Lordship's very humble serv't

James SAUL

[Note from GOULBURN] His M Gov't have not as yet come to any determination with respect to encouraging emigration in any particular year

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