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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 646

5th August 1819


It is my wish to go to the Cape but I have not the means of paying the ten pounds required but should be glad to go with any gentleman wishing to take ten out with him having but a very poor prospect in this country. I am stout & healthy am 21 years of age by trade a press maker. I live at No.52 Long Lane West Smithfield where any communications will be duly attended to.

Sir I remain your humble and willing servant


PS I am single man

No.52 Long Lane

West Smithfield

13th August 1819


I have received your letter on the 5th in which you direct me to the circular letter. I have not seen one and shold be glad if I can have one to see the proposals of Government for sending people to the Cape.

Sir I remain your humble servant


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