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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.

TANNER, Robert

23 Grovenor Market

Grovenor Square

10th August 1819

Please Sir i have taken the lierbity to right to u. I heard that u endage Men to go to Cape of good Hope. i ham willingg able & strong to work for u Sir. U sent I a letter last Monday and I didnt not have Sir



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