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.

CHAFFEY, Richard

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 13

76 Union Street

Hoxton New Town


6th July 1819


Owing to the distressed state of the times I have been for a considerable time out of employ and see no prospect of getting into any. Understanding that His Majesty's Ministers are about to grant certain facilities to those who may be desirous of emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope, I should feel greatly obliged if you would inform me as early as possible whether the privilege extends to any individual that may feel disposed to quit the country, or whether only a certain class will be allowed to go. I trust your reply will communicate every information requisite as to the sum required to be desposited &c.

I am your very obdt hbl svt


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