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, 112

At Mr. SMITH's White Hart

Fetter Lane

21st Sept 1819

My Lord,

It was my intention to have proposed to your Lordship to allow my taking out a party of settlers to the Cape of Good Hope under the regulations stated in the circulars – in consequence of the information I have received, that the applications far exceed the numbers of persons which can be sent under the grant, I beg to be informed whether your Lordship will be pleased to permit my going out as a settler, paying my passage & on my arrival at the Cape, whether I should have a grant of land & to what extent and under what conditions. I have the honour to be

Your Lordship's most obt sevt


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