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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.

SAWYER, George

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 897

10 Myrtle Street, Hoxton

August 28th 1819


In consequence of the proposed emigration to the Cape of Good Hope I shall feel myself particularly obliged by your forwarding me a statement of the circumstances under which it is to take place.

I am Sir, respectfully

Your most ob't


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