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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 20

No.8 George Street

Old Montague Street

Mile End new town


July 23 1819

My Lord,

A young man at this present time is in a very low condition and have been out of imployment of and on for these three or four years past and i have not any person to sustain me and my parents are so very poor: that they cannot doo any thing for me and i have scarce the necessarys of this life and i am almost reduced to extremity.

I am with very great respect my Lord

Your humble and distresed servent


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