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, 538

71 Wood Street


12 August 1819

My Lord,

Having spent the early part of my life in agricultural and the subsequent period in commercial pursuits and being unable from the want of capital and the peculiar difficulty of the times to gain a livelyhood for myself and family I am desirous to emigrate to His Majesty's colony the Cape good hope and have therefore taken the liberty to solicit your Lordship to furnish me with the terms upon which His Majesty's Ministers are disposed to take out settlers to that colony. Hoping your Lordship will favour me with an early reply, I remain my Lord

Your Lordship's most obed't humble serv't


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