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.

DASTON, John

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 627

July 28th 1819

Having seen the settlement that is proposed by Government for the settlers that immigrate to the Cape & approve of them but should whish to gain Information respecting how I am to be provided with tools to carry on my trade as carpenter or sawyer, whether I am to provide them my self or that government will. I should whish to know as I shall know how to proceed & you will oblige yr humb. Sevt

Jno. DASTON

PS I have only my self and Whife our age is 32 & 35

Please to direct for Jno. DASTON, No.14 Play House Yard, White Cross Street as soon as possible you can.

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