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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, 28

Mount Street

July 19th 1819

My Lord,

I shall consider myself very much obliged in being informed if it is in the contemplation of His Majesty's Government to grant certain proportions of land in the neighbourhood of the Cape of Good Hope to Officers of the Army in the like manner as it is granted in Canada, and if the grant will be extended to such officers of the British Militia as are now unprovided for by the State, and who may be willing to emigrate.

I have the honor to be

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant


Captain Cambridge Militia

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