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, 480


16th July 1819

My Lord,

Observing a grant by the House of Commons of £50,000 to enable the setting up of a certain number of the labouring classes at the Cape of Good Hope, may I take the liberty of requesting the favour of your informing me what means are to be taken for the fulfillment of the scheme and what are the enducements held out to settlers.

If his Majesty's government chuse to avail themselves of my services in this affair as to Scotland I shall cheerfully undertake the same. I leave any remuneration for the same to your Lordship, at the same time I shall produce security for the proper management & fulfillment of whatever may be entrusted.

I shall at all events be obliged by the information contained in your return to this, required in the first clause of this letter

I remain with the greatest respect my Lord

Your Lordship's humble and very obed't serv't


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