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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.



November 23rd 1819


Understanding persons wishing to leave this Island for a residence at the Cape of Good Hope on paying a certain sum at your office are insured a portion of land on their arrival there &c, would feel particularly obliged by your causing me to receive that information requisite for my embarkation for the same, having been many years an agriculturalist in the Isle of Wight and now unemployed.

I am Sir

Yours must humbly


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