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.

CAVE, J.E.

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 57

London

July 24 1819

Sir,

The writer hereof, a young man a carpenter joiner & cabinet maker with his wife & brother who has a knowledge of husbandry and farming, wish to know the particulars which His Majesty's Government offer to those who choose to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, not having sufficient employ't in England – wether persons can work at their trade when there, wether they will be allowed to take working tools with them & what property is required & also the time of sailing.

I remain Sir

Your most obdt sevt

J.E. CAVE

Please to address

J.E. CAVE

Mr JONES's

No.34 Tottenham Court Road

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