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.

ROSE, Thomas et al

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 557

Thos. ROSE

14 New Street


19th August 1819


Having received your letter concerning the colonization of the Cape of Good Hope we write to inform you that we have nearly completed the number therein specified with strong active young men under the age of twenty two years who will be thankful to be informed which way to proceed to obtain the grant so generously offered. They further wish to know whether government will find such implements as may be necessary to cultivate the land proposed, or whether they may be allowed to take any small quantity of live stock such as dogs and other useful animals or grain for the cultivation of the aforesaid land. By troubling yourself to answer this you will greatly oblige, Sir

Your very humble servants

George [illegible]


Thomas MAYOR

Thos. ROSE



Thomas George HORTON?

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