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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, 770

No. 303 Oxford Street, London

July 26, 1819

Honour'd Sir

I have seen in the Public paper the overtury of Goverment to disrested [*distressed] Persons to provide them a passage to the Cape and as I come under that decripion I have applied. I have resided at Capham some years in the cappassity of a domestick servant. I have in the former part of my life bein imployed in gardening I am a single man 35 yrs of aige any further perticklers I should be happy to state if required I hope your goodness will prompt you to attend to my case as on a more minute inspection you will discovere it to be a distressing one.

Sir I remaine your

Humble Servant


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