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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, 21

23 June 1819


Having understood that persons are permitted to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, being well acquainted with the country I take the liberty of applying to you for the particular plan to be adopted & for the instructions requisite to obtain the object in view of going out there as a settler.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obed't humble servant


At Mr. Joshua TWITCHIN's


Stockwell Green


[Transcriber's Note: Robert TWITCHIN did not long survive writing this letter. According to a TWITCHIN descendant he died aged 36 on 28 November and is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Fulham]

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