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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, 927

Appointer of Weighers Office

Custom House

Thames Street

Sept 18th 1819

My Lord,

I beg leave to address your Lordship occasioned by the desire of a friend of mine who is anxious to become a settler at the Cape of Good Hope. He is a young man of good information in agriculture and considerable knowledge of mercantile affairs and therefore considers he may become a useful member in that Colony.

Under these circumstances may I request you will be pleased to direct that I may be furnished with one of the most recent printed regulations on the subject in order that my friend may be informed as to what course may be necessary and most proper for him to pursue. Your Lordship's condescending to grant this favor will greatly oblige

Your obed't humble serv't



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