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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.

TODD, George

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 38

No.1 Whiten Rents

Dock Head


July 22 1819

May it please your Lordship,

The proffered offer of Government to citizens wishing to settle at the Cape of Good Hope has impelled this intrusive trespass. Having a wife and one child, by trade a sawyer and only 27 years of age, should your Lordship be inclined to grant the tenor of this intreaty, while attentive duty to serve my employers should be my study, it will confer a lasting favour on

Your Lordship's most humble obedient servant and respectful supplicant

George TODD

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