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.

CONWAY, Joshua Porter

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 154

Rathdorony

Ireland

August 4th 1819

My Lord,

Having heard through the public prints that a sum of money has been placed at the disposal of His Majesty's Government for the purpose of assisting persons who wish to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, may I beg to know from your Lordship what are the terms under which assistance will be granted to those who are inclined to emigrate and whether more liberal encouragement will be given to a number of individuals going together. Your Lordship will have the goodness to order me to be informed in the fullest manner.

I have the honour to be your Lordship's most obedient humble servant

Joshua Porter CONWAY

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