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.

JONES, Sylvester

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 10

Chadley

Near Stourbridge

July 17 1819

Sir,

I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your communication of the 7th inst in reply to my application for a passage for my family to North America or some other of His Majesty's colonies. It is now with pleasure I observe by an application made to Parliament on the 12th inst that His Majesty's Government have it in contemplation to afford facilities to persons desirous of proceeding to the Cape of Good Hope as settlers. In such an event I therefore earnestly beg a participation in the indulgence.

I avail myself of this opportunity to offer my humble services in nay way which may be considered useful in furtherance of the proposed plan of emigration to the above colony.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obedient servant

Sylv. JONES

Lt. H Pay 5th Foot

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 26

Chadley

Near Stourbridge

July 23 1819

Sir,

have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 20th inst stating the conditions under which it is proposed to encourage emigration to the Cape of Good Hope, but as the nature of my situation and circumstances compel me to confine my views solely to the establishment of my own family I have therefore humbly to request my Lord BATHURST will take my case and services into consideration and allow me a free passage for myself and family to the above colony and the usual grant of land assigned to my rank, for which I shall ever retain a grateful sense.

I have the honor to be

Your most obedient servant

Sylv. JONES

Lt. H Pay 5th Foot

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