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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.

THOMAS, John and William WILLIAMS

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 45

No.3 Middle Street

Cloath Fair

West Smithfield

27 July 1819

Honoured Sirs,

Your petitioners John THOMAS and William WILLIAMS, both by trade Carpenters, would be very happy to be admitted to be two of those persons should it meet with your approbation to emmigrate to the Cape of Good Hope. Jno. THOMAS is aged 38 and Wm. WILLIAMS near 50 years of age both of good health and constitution, and your petitioners will ever pray &c

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