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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, 818


August 4th 1819


I wrote to you some time since respecting the Colony that was establishing at the back of the Cape of Good Hope when you wrote in answer the season was too far advanced. I now find by a weekly paper there has been an official advertizement in some of the daily papers respecting that Colony but the particulars the paper I saw does not mention therefore I should be obliged if you would give me them and whether I should be allowed to take utensils for my business, which is a Tallow Chandler and I have likewise a knowledge of husbandry but should suppose my business would be serviceable both to myself & the Colony.

I am Sir

Your obed't humble serv't


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