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.

ATKINS, Bertha

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 132


County Cork


October 8th 1819


I hope you will pardon the liberty of intrude again on you so soon and that of a female in answer to your letter directed the Bishop which you state the Earl of Bathurst regret that he cannot complied with Mr. ATKINS request has is not agreeable to the regulations.

Sir, has it is my most anxious wish to return to New South Wales with my little family and also has my father is there. Sir, your humble petitioner will look on it has a great indulgence if you will have the goodness to apply to his lordship for these indulgences has a settler going out to that colony if not granted for New South Wales, if his Lordship will be please to order a grant to the Cape of Good Hope, has I have seen the pappers that government is giving out grants at the Cape Good Hope, which , I hope the Lordship will be gratuitously pleased to grant - and your petitioner as in ?honor? bound shall ever pray - Sir, may I take the liberty of hoping that you will answer it has Mr. ATKINS and self are most anxious to be settle in life again after our shipwreck

I remain Sir your most obt svt



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