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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.

TAYLOR, Edmond

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 96

No.1 [Grey?] Court

Oxford Street

August 19th 1819

The humble petition of Edmond TAYLOR to the Right Hon'ble Secretray of State

H'le petioner is a young man by trade a smith and bell hanger, smith work in gen'l, aged 25 years. I served in His Majesty's army in the 90th Regt of Foot in the West Indies for some years. My inclination wld be to embark for the Cape of Good Hope with H'le Lordships permission well knowing my abillity in points of trade besides my knowledge of a foreign climate having a good recommendation, but trdae unfortunately in my now native England being on a decline I humbly request H'le Lordship's most kind ans as soon as convenient.

H'le Lordship's most obed't serv't



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