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.

LEWIS, John W

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 299

August 13th 1819

My Lord,

Having read in the Publick Papers an offer by Government for persons to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, I beg leave to offer myself to your Lordship's notice. I am a single man near 25 years of age, am healthy, free from any incumbrance and can give respectable references for carracter. A line on the above with particulars will be esteemed a favour by your Lordship's obedient humble servant

Jno. W. LEWIS

Please to direct for me at Mr. HUGHES

No.111 White Chaple

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