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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, 957

24 Old Broad Street

23rd September 1819


I beg to trouble you on behalf of some friends who are desirous of proceeding to the intended new Colony at the Cape of good Hope, for the particulars of the conditions whereon their establishment there will be permitted by His Majesty's Government and the facilities to their proceeding on the voyage which will be afforded them – also the time when it would be necessary for them to embark, and I shall be much obliged by the favor of your early answer.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obed servt


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