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.

REPASHEN, Alexander

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 540

Brick Lane No.2

Mile End New Town

[Received 13 August 1819]

Sir,

I humbly beg you would let me have a serclar letter shoing the extent of the grant to settlers to the Cape of good hope as I wold wish to embrace the oppertunity of going to the above place with Permition of government. I have been brought up o the fermerin [farming] line from my youth and I have served my king and country 10 years and I have a wife and 4 children one 16 one 15 one 6 yers and one 12 months old.

Sir, your humble obedient servant

Alexander REPASHEN

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