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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.

TUBBS, Edmund

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 118


Sept 5th 1819

My Lord,

I take the liberty to request to be informed whether an officer may have a grant of land at the Cape of Good Hope with or without a passage for himself & family and I beg to add with a view of giving as little trouble as possible that I am acquainted with the printed regulations with regard to settlers and that I merely wish to be informed if an officer may in any way have a grant bearing a similitude to Canada.

I have the honor to be my Lord with the highest respect

Your most obed't humble serv't


Lieut. Late 8th R.V. Batt


[Note from GOULBURN]

No distinction is made in favor of officers of the Army and Navy in granting lands to settlers

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