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.

HALL, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 561

July 23 1819

Sir

I take the liberty of righting to you respecting the advertisment I saw in the paper conserning giving incorragement for people to go the Cape of Good hope but I should wish to have it laid oute in a more plainer scale so as we lower clase of people can understand it perfictly - so I am yours &c

Tho. HALL

Direct to Thos. HALL Tottenham High Cross, Middlesex

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 609

Tottenham High Cross

July 28 1819

Sir,

I have to acquaint you in reply to your agrement to the Cape that I so agre to all the conditions you have proposed but I should wish to know how we are to be proived [provided] with tooles of every descripsions of cultivating the land with because the money advance will not proived them for thare must be sumthing to subsist on till we can make the land do it and i wish to know further when the money is to be paid and if thair any nesesaty of coming to town to have my name enterd on the book for my mind is holy fixed of going to the Cape so Sir

I am your Humble servant

Thos. HALL

Direct to Thos. HALL Tottenham High Cross, Middx.

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