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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.

SCHULZ, Caspar Christian

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 693

May 7th 1819

The humble petition of Caspar Christian SCHULZ

Sheweth that your Lordship's petitioner is a native of Germany born in the year 1786.

That he served from the year 1809 to the year 1817 in the 1st Battalion of the 60th Regiment both in England and in the Cape of Good Hope.

That having received on the 2nd day of May 1817 his regular discharge he returned from the Cape of Good Hope to Germany to visit his friends.

That he is now desirous to go again to the Cape of Good Hope in order to settle there and exercise his trade as a butcher.

That he requests your Lordship to grant him permission and the necessary papers for that purpose that he may depart on board one of the vessels now preparing to go to that settlement. He has in view the ship Mary, lying in the London Dock.

And your Lordship's petitioner will ever pray &c

Christian SCHULZ


Lees Court, St.Catherine's, near the Tower

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