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.

ARTHUR, W

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 88

St.Servan Prie, St Malo

My Lord,

Having been informed that Government, for the encouragement of Officers desirous of settling in the Cape of Good Hope will, in addition to a grant of land, procure them a passage to that Colony. Should my information be correct I would most willingly offer myself as a candidate to settle there, and beg your Lordship to order me a grant in that Colony. Having a large family I am the more inspired to obtain information on this subject and shall feel myself particularly obliged to your Lordship to let me know as soon as possible whether my information is correct.

I have the honour to be My Lord, your Lordships most obedient faithful humble svt

W. ARTHUR

Capt. RN

Please to direct for me

At Capt. Le GALLOIS

Planeke Bilet Office

Island of Jersey

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