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.

GREEN, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 395

11 Kings Road

Chelsea

Rec'd 25 Aug 1819

Sir,

In consequence of the offer of His Majesty's Government to give encouragement to persons desirous of settling in the colony of the Cape I most respectfully offer myself to your notice as a candidate for the proposed grant. I am 35 years of age. I was in the farming business until I was 25 years of age. Married without children. I be so fortunate as to become an object of your choise the most satisfactory refferences can be given to my ability and general caracter. I further humbly submit to your pleasure that I will either take ten persons of your one [own] choosing or select the same myself. The necessary deposit can immediately be furnished.

I remain

James GREEN

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