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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.

STEVENS, John (1)

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 861


August 16th 1819


I John STEVENS has herd that you have the command of sending familey to the Cape of good hope and has I have no Imploy nor my family I wish if you will be so kind as to answer my letter and let me into the light how to proceed as I have a wife and two sons and would wish to go to get sum Imploy to maintain my family. Sir I would also wish you to let me know when and where the people do sail from and how we have to be provided for as in this Town there is several familey that do wish also to go to the Cape of good hope as we cant get no Imploy. I beg answer as soon as your Lordship thinks fit.

I remain your devoted slave


John STEVENS Shireman New Town Bradford Wilts

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