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.


Filed under L

National Archives, Kew CO48/44

[Address cut off in photograph]

July 16th 1819


Being much interested in the welfare of a very respectable mechanic, a carpenter and builder, who is desirous to avail himself of the prospects held out by his Majestys government for establishing a new colony at the Cape of Good Hope I take the liberty of requesting that you will be pleased to cause me to be favored with such particulars relative to the colony in question as may enable me to take the necessary steps for promoting this young man's views.

I have the honor to be

Sir, your most humble and obedient servant

B. McLAUGHLIN, Surgeon

Royal Hospital

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