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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.

WOOD, John (1)

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 257

[Received 17 November 1819]


Being detained by my wife's sickness from paying my deposit money when the party pays but I hope you will take it in consideration as I have lodge my deposit money in the bankers hands in Newcastle and will transmit the same to Mr. HILL Esq if you will not put me of[f] the list as I have a great desire to go and being one of Samuel LIVERSAGE's Party. If you will have the goodness to send me an answer then the banker will transmit the money immediately without cash.

I remain your obedient servant


Pleast to direct John WOOD, Land Surveyor

Stoke Lane

Near Newcastle under Lyme

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