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, 150

29th October 1819

As I expect more persons to apply to me for the purpose of going to the Cape of Good Hope than have yet applied I will thank you to say how much longer time will be allowed for the returning lists of names for the approbation of Ministry – with the time of embarking & whether (if we are approved of) we can embark at Portsmouth, if not where we are to embark from.

I am provided with instructions of making out lists &c

I remain yr humble svt


PS If approved of people emigrating from here will feel so much [obliged] to embark from Spithead.

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