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.

NIGHTINGALE, David, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 832

33 Heath Street

Commercial Road

15 Sep'r 1819

My Lord

Having a desire to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope agreeable to the Circular issue some time ago from Downing Street, I should feel much honoured by Your Lordship's reply stating how far the grant would run and wether as a Commissioner Officer in His Majesty's Naval Services I should be subject to the taking with me a specific number of people.

I have the Honor to be with due respect, My Lord

Your Lordships most obedient humble serv't

David NIGHTINGALE Lieu't RN

[Transcriber's note: Not in The Settler Handbook but listed in Hockly's ‘ Story of the British Settlers of 1820' as the head of the independent party on the Amphitrite – see correspondence of John LEIGH at CO48/44]

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