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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, 212

Langley, near Macclesfield

August 1st 1819

My Lord,

I have been directed to apply to you respecting emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope. I have been in the country 11 years and am well inform'd with their language. I have been through most parts of the country and was as high as Cat River with Lord SOMERSET. My desire is to emigrate to there and I believe I can get 9 and my wife. I was discharged from the 83rd Regt at 6d per day. I am about 31 years old. Your ans'r on the subject will oblige

Your Lordships humble & obedient servant


PS There is a great number desirous to go there and could wish to have me with them

Please to direct for me to be left at Wm. LEATHER, Langley near Macclesfield, Cheshire

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