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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 520

No.23 St.Ann Cort

Oxford Street

July 27th 1819


As I understand that Government sends out emigrants to the Cape of Good Hope I beg leave to solicit the permission to be sent out and also to state that I am 25 years of age and have been brought up in the country and cannot get imployment at present and beg to state that with my former industery I can advance the sum requir'd

I have the honor to be Sir

Your obed't humble serv't


(a wife no child)

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