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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, 82

No.6 Merritts Building

Sun Street



I have taken the liberty of sending a line beging the of your goodness and favour to send me to the Land of the Cape of good hope for my trade is very bad a young man 25 yrs haveing a wife and one son and should be very glad to go with any and the first that is going

Sir I am your humble and most obedient servant


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