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 CO48/44, 470

Cutler Street


14th July 1819

My Lord,

Having made two unsuccessful applications to your Lordship stating my wish to embark to Canada I again most earnestly solicit your Lordship to be one of the number that may be chosen to go to the Cape of Good Hope accompanied by my family which consists of a wife & five children. I am by trade a wheelwright & smith.

Your Lordships denial is the only obstacle that stands in the way as I could make it convenient to embark at the shortest notice.

Your Lordships most obedient humble serv't


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