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, 496

Parochial Office

Parish of St.James, Westminster

2 Aug't 1819


I have to request on behalf of the Governors and Directors of the poor of the Parish of St.James Westminster that you will be pleased to favor me with any official letters of instructions that have been issued from your office by Government relative to the benevolent and judicious project of encouraging industrious labourers to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope; for the purpose of enabling the Board of Governors to consider how far the project can be rendered available to the mutual benefit and advantage of the Parish and its unfortunate unemployed industrious paupers.

I have the honor to remain

Your very obed't hbl serv't


Clerk to Board of Governors

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