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.

READING, J.J.

Filed under S

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 1026

42 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea

15th Oct 1819

My Lord,

I request your Lordship to permit me the honor of an interview to submit & explain an object I have in view, that of obtaining & transmitting one hundred men to the Cape on the plan, terms & conditions proposed & arranged by His Majesty's Ministers, & under your Lordship's sanction to obtain a sufficient grant to carry it into full effect against the time appointed for sailing from England to the Cape for which I will do myself the honor of affording your Lordship at such time as you may please to appoint, by letter to, my Lord,

Your Lordship's most respectful & obed't serv't

J.J. READING

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