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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, 80

Star Court

Fleet Street

August 12th 1819


With all due respect I beg your Honor's best Direction how I shall proceed to Emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope having no means of my own to render. I beg your interference saying how I had best proceed. I have been in the habit of the Use of Arms and understand all regular Fortification and nothing but a desire to be employed in an honest and approved respectable line induces me to offer my services to leave my Native Land. Your answer will confer an obligation on

Yr obed't humble serv't


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