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.

LOLA, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 263

Leicester

July 24th 1819

My Lord,

I having been informed it his the British Government's intention to send out a portion of thier subjects to coolonise the Cape of good hope I shall feel it no small honour confered on me was your Lordship to condesend to favour me with a few lines conserning the time of going and the terms.

As I feel a great inclination to go should I be capable of meeting the requirements that persons are to be posesed off which are permited to go.

Humbly intreating your Lordships permission for granting me leave to go will be one of those favours Unmeritoriously confered on your Lordships supplecant that I must ever remain my Lord

Your Lordships most humble obedient servant

William LOLA

PS My Lord in having the kindness to Return me a few lines Be pleased to direct for Me at Jon'thn LOLA, Worsted maker, North Gte Leicester

 

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