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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.

TRYER, Nicholas

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 90

2 Little John St

Near Great Garden St


16 July 1819

My Lord,

I having been informed that an opportunity now offers for persons who may wish to emigrate from this country to the Cape, thro' the medium of Government, such as your Lordship will on all occasions furnish applicants with the necessary information that may be required by those whom your Lordship may think proper for such encouragement.

I therefore have to acquaint your Lordship that I wish to avail myself of such an opportunity with the provision I can obtain your Lordships approbation. I am now 45 years of age, sound in all aspects as to my health and constitution, have been generally accustomed to country business being a [Friesian?] by country, have no family or any incumbrances. I [obscured] as I am, like numberless more, destitute of manual labour and having a small capital would readily risque it in any enterprize sanctioned by Government. As I am not immediately acquainted with the conditions should be most obliged for such information as may be necessary to enable me to make such arrangements prior to the sailing of the shipping under your Lordship's direction.

I am your Lordship's most obt and very humble serv't

Nicholas TRYER

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