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.

BOND, John

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 521

Sep. 20th 1819


As I understand there is liberal encouragement given to all Mechanicks who wish to become Settlers at the Cape of Good Hope. Not having any Knowledge how to become a settler by any other means I have made Application to the Secretary of State of the Colonial Department hoping for their information – I am a Working Cutter by profession having served 7 years in the City of London. I have a Wife and one Child = Ages my Wifes 23 mine 23 Childs 7 months

I am Sir

Your Humble Servant


P.S. Please to

Direct to No. 9 Great Saint Andrew Street

Seven Dials

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