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.

ABBOTT, John

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 124

27th Sept 1819

Sir,

I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 20th instant respecting emigration to the Cape of Good Hope. I request you will have the goodness to convey to Lord BATHURST my most grateful thanks for his great goodness in having considered me as a proper person to direct a party of settlers to the Cape. I also request to be informed whether it is requisite I should send a list of the persons going out under my directions together with the deposit money to Earl BATHURST and if my personal attendance on his Lordship is necessary and to what sea port the settlers are to proceed for embarkation.

I have the honour to be Sir

Your most obedient humble servant

John ABBOTT

Lieutenant Royal West Middlesex Militia

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