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, R

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 48

Harves Lane

Sheffield

Aug 13 1819

My Lord

Having seen a paragraph in the Newspaper saying that there is a sum of money granted by Government for the purpose of asisting people to emigrate to the Cape of good hope, My selfe along with a few Neighbours wishing to imbrace the opportunity humble beg you will order the perticulars to be sent for our information (as for an individual) what land implyments & support will be allowed until he can cultivate as mutch land as will answer that purpose; by sending all the information you can you will greatly oblige

Your very hble Servt

R ABBOTT

PS Please say when any vesels will sail What room will be aboard in the ship for storage

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