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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, 792

Joy Lane, Hoxton

30 July 1819

St.Leonards Shoreditch


We are directed by the churchwardens, overseers and weekly committee of the above Parish to request the favor of you to inform us by a line to bearer under what conditions persons are sent out by Government as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope – or if you have printed conditions we shall be greatly obliged by your transmitting us a copy.

We are Sir your very obedient servants

John SCARR & Son

Vestry Clerks

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