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.

RADCLIFFE, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 534

No.1 Lower George Street

Sloane Square

12th Aug 1819

My Lord,

There are a great number of persons in this neighbourhood, as well Pensioners as others, who are anxious to embrace the opportunity under the sanction of Government to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, but not being in possession of the necessary information I beg to request your Lordship will have the goodness to favor m with the same, as being one of the Party I would take any opportunity of making the same public.

I have the honor to be

Your Lordship's most obedient & very humble servant

Thos. RADCLIFFE

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