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.

LINDSELL, C

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 289

3 Elizabeth Place

Westminster Road

Surrey

July 30th 1819

My Lord

I understand persons desirous of emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope will be informed by you the terms on wich government send people there

I am your most humble servant

C. LINDSELL

3 Elizabeth Place

Westminster Road

Surrey

My Lord,

I received the proposals for sending emigrants to the Cape of Good Hope but I wish to know if the one individual in ten is to have the means of employing & supporting the rest when they are landed, if it is not so, be so kind as to inform me whether government lends the settler any habitation, grain to sow with, agricultural implements, or how it is proposed they are to support themselves till the harvest comes in. There are ten of us ready provided one is allowed to pay the ten pounds for each man and have no controul over the rest.

I am Sir your most obedient humble servant

C. LINDSELL

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