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.

RAILSTON, Richard

439A

51 Leman Street

Goodmans Fields

19 July 1819

Sir,

From reduced circumstances & a difficulty of finding employment I would wish with me wife to take the benefit which Government allows to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, providing it is in my power to raise the deposit which is required and altho' it may be small may inconvenience me much, the particulars I would be much obliged to be informed of through you

I am Sir

Your obed't serv't

Richard RAILSTON

A Master Mariner

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