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, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 296

34 Margaret Street

Cavendish Square

July 27th 1819

Sir,

I am informed application is made to you by persons emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope. Myself and a few other young men wish to settle there and shall be much obliged for the necessary information respecting the incouragement Government will give to such persons. We are all well acquainted with agriculture perticler the management of vines &c and can give the most respectable refferences as to sobriety and industrious habits &c

The favour of an answer Sir will oblige

Your most obd't and very hum'l sev't

Thomas GREEN

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