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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, 1114

53 Union Street

Leeds, Yorks.

December 17th 1819


Feeling a great desire (together with many of my neighbours) to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope and having learnt that the ships engaged for the presant are already full, I have taken the liberty to enquire when any further applications will be attended to. Your answer to this with any other information will be thankfully received by

Your most ob't and humble serv't


[note from GOULBURN across corner]

Not at present any intention of accepting further proposals

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