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.

BUSH, Thomas Coleman

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 270

27 Grosvenor Row


28 July 1819

My Lord,

Having seen the advertisements that your Lordship wishes to engage some familys to go as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope, having a wife & 2 children, by career a dairyman, should have no objection if it meets your Lordship's approbation, having been brought up in the farming line my present business not answering my hopes expectatins. My age 30, wife 27 first child 8 2nd child 3 years. If it meets with your Lordship's approbation please to favour one with an answer with the particulars of the engagement, having my present business with considerable property to dispose off.

I am your Honour's most dutiful and humble servant

Thos. Coleman BUSH

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