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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.

TOLLETT, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 40


23 July 1819

The memorial of William TOLLETT, late a Merchant, at Plymouth in the County of Devon

Humbly sheweth

That your memorialist is desirous of proceeding to the Cape of Good Hope agreeable to the statute in that case made and provided during the last session of Parliament

That your Lordship's memorialist can give unexceptionable references as to character and abilities to the most respectable merchants in London and Plymouth; and now most respectfully solicits your Lordship's interest in his behalf to enable him to proceed on his intended voyage & at the same time to assure your Lordship that no exertion on his part shall be wanting to promote the general interest of the Colony and to merit your Lordship's approbation and support.

And your Lordship's memorialist as in duty bound will ever pray &c



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