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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.

TINDAL, Charles

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 67

41 Norfolk Street, Strand

5th August 1819


I beg leave to be favored with the prospectus of the plan upon which His Majesty's Ministers propose to establish the new settlement at Algoa Bay on the Southern Coast of Africa, in requesting which I am particularly desirous to know how far the plan would embrace the emigration of settlers at their own expence, carrying out with them husbandsmen &c, whether the encouragement to such settlers would differ from that held out to others; as also whether the lands about to be granted are confined to the neighbourhood of Algoa Bay or comprise the range of coast towards Plettenburg and the Knysna. I beg to apologise for these detailed enquiries.

I have the honor to be

Your obedient servant


Lieut. RN

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