GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

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.

ALLEN, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 50

Friday August 13 1819


Having a great desire to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, and being informed you are the gentlemen to apply for the situation, I would be happy to serve you as a Timber Sawyer, having a wife and one child, a young man as my position is without any incumberance, I would willingly embrace the opportunity at the earliest notice.

Sir the favour of a few lines will highly Oblige Your Obedient and Humble Servant.

 James ALLEN

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