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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, 128

St.James' Street


Sept 30 1819

My Lord,

As here are several persons (among who is myself) who have it in contemplation to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope. I take the liberty of requesting your Lordship (if it be not inconsistent with your method of doing business) to inform us if any & what assistance will be afforded us in our undertaking, in compliance with which your Lordship will confer an everlasting obligation on

Your Lordship's most obedient very humble servant


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