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, 189

13 Clifton Street

Finsbury Square

29 June 1819


A paragraph appeared in the “Times Newspaper” of the 18th inst containing a set of articles purporting to be by authority of the Secretary of State for the Colonial Department holding out to the public who were desirous of emigrating an offer of settlement in the district of the Cape of Good Hope with the aid & under the protection of His Majesty's Government.

The writer of this along with some others having a desire of availing himself of this offer will feel obliged by your directing the necessary introductions & authority to be extended to them in order to carry their intention into effect.

I am Sir your most obedient humble servant


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