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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.

STEACY, Edward

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 895

Drumgold, Enniscorthy

August 27th 1819

Most Noble Earl,

I avail myself of the present opportunity of informing your Lordship, in consequence of your encouragement to Irish emigrants, that I live in Drumgold Enniscorthy County Wexford Ireland and am inclined to depart to North America or the Cape of Good Hope with 21 emigrants, and as I am not as yet determined to which I'll steer, tho after disposing of my entire property here from the 29th September I hope your Lordship will be so kind as to remit me an account of the encouragement offered to settlers in both places and I will avail myself of the one most favourable, and you'll ever oblige your Lordship's most humble & expecting servant


PS I wish the account to com [obscured] as I have preparations made

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