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, 723

Queens Head Inn



Oct 4th 1819

My Lord,

I have heard there is to be a Colony settled at the Cape of Good Hope and being desirous to know the terms I have to request your Lordship will favour me with the whole of the propositions.

I have the honor to remain my Lord

Your Lordship's humble servant


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