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.

ALGAR, George

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 30

102 Wells Place

Leman Street

Goodmans Fields

July 27 1819

Honored Sir

I Humbly beg leave to state that through the medium of an advertisement respecting the new adoption of Government of Allowing persons to Emigrate to the Cape I most Humbly and Earnestly pray to be allowed the benefit that may take place of going. I have a wife and one child 3 years old. I am by trade a Labourer and 26 years of age and my Character will hear Strict Enquiry

Most Humbly Submitted

George ALGAR

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