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 CO48/45, 482

No.15 Greenfield Street

Commercial Road

July 27 1819


The proposals made by Gov't to emigrate to the Cape, I propose if accepted to make one withe my family and wish to know what provision if any for Tooles and subsistance till some part of the land is brought into a state of cultivation – how am I to know whether I shall be accepted of because it will of course be necessary to make some arrangement for such a journey – your answer to the above with what other observations you think proper will oblige, Sir

Your humble servant


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