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.

RICHARDS, Richard

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 470

No.10 Little Canterbury Place

Lambeth

July 26 1819

Sir,

Myself with nine other friends have a desire to go with our families to the Cape of Good Hope as settlers. We should be happy to learn as soon as may be consistent with your leisure what provision Government are willing to grant for such settlers. Our employment hitherto has been carpenters, smiths & engineers & husbandry men. Should the terms be approved of by our friends we have a great many more applicants to go with us to take advantage of the proposed measures Government think proper to adopt.

I am Sir your most obed't servant

Richard RICHARDS

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 486

No.10 Little Canterbury Place

Lambeth

July 28 1819

Sir,

I received your letter with the conditions proposed by Government for emigration to the Cape of Good Hope. As most of our Party as been abroad we should be glad to know where we are to apply for further particulars respecting our emigration. Whether any Government stores are to be served out to us after landing. What part of the Cape and how far up the country we are going to. Where and when the money is to be paid. As it is requisite fro all parties to have a right understanding before leaving the country by so doing you will greatly oblige Sir

Your humble servant

Richard RICHARDS

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