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.

BURKE, Lt. John

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 326

La Manche, France

August 5th 1819

My Lord,

I take the liberty to ask your Lordship if the government would countenance & facilitate the emigration of half pay officers to the Cape of Good Hope & if there are any distinct advantages held out to them. I beg leave to add that I should desire to settle there with my family provided it meets with your Lordship's approbation & that I should be enabled by the bounty of government to effect it.

I have the honour to be my Lord with the most profound respect

Your Lordship's obdt hbl svt

John BURKE

Lieut Half Pay 16th L Div

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