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.

COPLAND, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 289

Holt

Sept 7th 1819

Sir,

I beg to thank you for your printed circular rec'd yesterday in ans'r to mine of the 3rd inst. I request to be informed whether the parties preparing to emigrate will be allowed to carry over with them Agricultural Implements free of charges for freight and whether any regulations will be adopted in order to insure the assistance of those labourers who may accompany a superintendant in bringing the lands into cultivation. I wish also to know on what part of the coast it is intended to land the settlers but as you did not return any answer to that question in my former communication I suppose it is either not fixed or not at present to be divulged.

Waiting your reply I remain Sir

Your obedient servant

James COPLAND

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