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.

BREESE, Charles, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 700

Newcastle, Staffordshire

Nov 20th 1819

Hon. Sir,

I received your favour in due course. I am extremely obliged to you for the trouble you have taken on my account & I hope you will excuse me in this application; from what you said in your letter I expected to have received instructions as to our embarkation but as a fortnight has elapsed since you were so kind to write to me & having had no intimation respecting our departure it makes me very uneasy as myself & friends are now living upon the money which should be reserved until we arrive at our destination. I should for ever esteem it a favour conferred upon me if you would use your influence in letting us not be put off to a distant period as the whole of us are in lodgings having sold all our effects. Should you think it necessary to write to me again I shall be obliged by your favouring me with any particulars that may come to your knowledge as to the place of embarkation &c and with thanks for your former kindness I am, Hon. Sir

Your obd't hbl sevt

Chas. BREESE

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