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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.

SCOTT, Edward

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 691

9 Lansdown Place


14th April 1819

My Lord

In tending to avail myself of the [arrangement] made by His Majesty's Ministers to colonise the Cape of Good Hope, I beg leave to request information on this subject. Is it required I should myself reside there, and would the appointment of a responsible resident Agent, [and] the fulfilment of all the other conditions, entitle [me] to the allotment of land assigned for Officers of rank.

I have the honor to be My Lord


Your most obedient servant

Edward SCOTT

Major General

[Notation on reverse] grants of land are only given to persons according to the means which they may possess of bringing them into cultivation, & under the conditions of residence & cultivation

[Transcriber's Note: Death Notice from the Wigtownshire Free Press: Died 15/8/1844 – At Bath, aged 81, Major-General Edward SCOTT, K.C., of Scottstown, Monaghan, one of the oldest General Officers in the army]

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