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.


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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 165

London, 14th June 1819


I have been applied to by a friend of mine, a Mr. McLEOD in the north of Scotland, to ascertain what encouragement if any was given by Government to such persons as were inclined to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, what quantity of ground and what pat of the Colony such ground would be granted to individuals inclined to remove there. I allude only to Gentlemen in private life, but for my own information I would feel obliged for any distinction if there is any regarding officers who might wish to go to that country. I called at the Colonial Office last Saturday and was directed to apply by letter to you on this subject which I now have the honor of doing and your answer left at the Bar of the Cannon Coffee House will duly reach me.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obt serv't


Capt. 93rd Regt


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