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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, 951


September 22 1819

My Lord,

I am deputed by a person who is very anxious to go out to the Cape of Good Hope as a mason and bricklayer to apply to your Lordship for the necessary instructions. The person who makes the application is fervently attached to His Majesty and the Government and I believe him to be a proper object [of] your patronage. If your Lordship would condescend to return an answer stating particulars you will much oblige

Your Lordship's most devoted and humble servant


Address James MANLEY, to be left at Mrs COLLARD's Printers, Holwick Road, Bristol

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