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.

REID, George

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 444

49 Exchequer Street

Dublin

21st July 1819

My Lord,

Being desirous to avail myself of the advantages offered by Government to persons emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope, & anxious to lose as little time as possible in making all necessary arrangements, I beg you will excuse the liberty I take in requesting to know what steps I should pursue and also all particulars respecting the land to be granted & the security required. It may be necessary to mention that I can give refferences to persons of the first respectability, both in England and Ireland, for character & ability.

I have the honor to be my Lord

Your Lordship's ob't humble svt

George REID

 

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