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.

BISHOP, J

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 503

6 Villa Row

Dowlace Common

Camberwell

15th September 1819

Sir,

We can muster 7 persons to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope & if you could (in the course of applications made to you) recommend or point out to us a respectable party we can join we shall be much obliged.

I am Sir

Yours truly

J. BISHOP

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 542

6 Villa Row

Dowlace Common

Camberwell

27th September 1819

Sir,

I return my thanks for the attention to mine of no date but before it was received we had joined a party. It being the wish of His Majesty's Government that settlers before leaving this “garden of the world” should be in possession of every particular. I shall esteem it a great favour to have the following questions answered.

I remain Sir your most obd't humble servt

J. BISHOP

1st How (individually) are the settlers to be put in possession of the grant of land and who is to give them such possession?

2nd

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