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.

RICHARDS, Alexander

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 577

16 Blackfriars Road

27 August 1819


Not having seen on of the circulars respecting emigration to the Cape of Good Hope & having been told this morning at the door of your office that an application by letter for one would be attended to I shall be obliged if you will send one to

Your most obedient servant






National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 592

16 Blackfriars Road

2nd Sept 1819


Your circular addressed to me the 27th ult explains very clearly the terms on which settlers are to be taken out. But I should wish to know if on their arrival at the Cape they will find any preparation for their reception. You say settlers will be victualled by Government during their passage, after that are they to trust to the colonists for supply or have any stores been collected by Government. I should also wish to know if they had better supply themselves with agricultural implements, tools & other necessaries here or if there is a certainty of their being met with on the spot

I am Sir

Your most obed't serv't


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