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.

PASS, William (2)

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 207

[Received 6 Sept 1819]

To the Right Honn Lord Viscount SIDMOUTH

Your servats hearing in the town Birmingham that your Lordship wanted servants in the farming buisness for the Cape of good Hope wee being yong and wishing try our fourtunes in serving your Lordship in that country volunteer for wee being labouring men wee have na money to defray expences to you so by the ad[obliterated – advice?] of a credible gentleman I take the liberty to write in hopes that your Lordship will send us word in return how we must proceed to you for wee are three in number two men and 1 woman and we have to mentain our travil so I am your Humble servat

William PASS

att William SHAWS

Edgbason Stret

Birmingham

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