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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 CO48/46, 23

42 Hooper Street

Near the Asylum


July 10th 1819

My Lord,

I was much gratified by reading one of the public prints a few days ago since an observation which fell from the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the House of Commons stating he in concert with the rest of His Majesty's Ministers had it in contemplation to adopt the wise & humane intention to call upon Parliament to make a grant of money to encourage emigration to the British Colonies in North America, in consequence of which I took the liberty yesterday to write to the above gentleman on the subject with a view to obtain leave to embark for that country as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made for the purpose, when I received for answer that I had addressed my application to the wrong office, at the same time directing me to apply to your Lordship to grant my request which I presume to hope your Lordship will be pleased to comply with.

I have the honor to be my Lord

Your Lordship's most dutiful & very humble servant


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