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, 474

July 27th 1819


Having seen the statement that is proposed for the Settelers that immigrate to the Cape & I approve of the same but should whish to gain information respecting how I am to be provided with tools to carry on my trade as Sawyer, whether I am to provide them my self or that government will. I should whish to know how to proceed if you will oblige

Your humble serv'ts

James ROGERS age 38 &

Danniel READING age 22

PS Pleas to direct James ROGERS The Kings Arms Beech Street Cripplegate

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