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 CO48/42, 156

29 Palace Street


4th August 1819


Understanding that it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to encourage emigration to the Cape of Good Hope, I would feel much obliged by your transmitting me the particulars of the terms to be granted. My age is 25, am married & have no children.

I am Sir your obedient humble servant


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