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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.

SPERRY, George

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 703

15 Hemlock Court

Carey Street

Lincoln Fields

July 15th 1819


I beg leave to make an application as being a General Machinist to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope, seeing by the daily news papers it is in contemplation for a plan to be laid down to that effect, if any opportunity offers for the said destination I should thankfully embrace it and would make every arrangement my circumstances would permit towards proceeding to that place.

I am Sir

Your most obed't & very humble serv't


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