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.

HILL, Aaron

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 744

No. 25 Milk Street

Frome

Somerset

24 August 1819

Honored Sir,

This town is all a tiptoe to go to the Cape of Good Hope. Amontst [*amongst] the rest the out - Pensioners are very anxious to know if they will be allowed to go and retain their pensions or if the Government will advance a few years pension. I am a Pensioner and was at the Capture of the Cape in 1795 under the Command of Generals CLARK & CRAIG . Sir George Keith ELPHINSTON now Lord KEITH, commanded the Naval part of the expedition; I am well acquainted with the country and most humbly beg to know when and to whom I must apply for a passage and what will be the Expence by granting the solicited information you will greatly oblige, Honored Sir

Your Most Obedient Humble Servant

Aaron HILL

late Royal Artillery

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