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.

ROBERTSON, Campbell

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 522

HM Ship Tribune

Cove of Cork

10th August 1819

Sir,

I take the liberty to request you will be pleased to inform me whether His Majesty's Government will issue a free passage to the Cape of Good Hope for myself and such number of settlers (from 10 to 100) as I may find convenient hereafter to agree to carry with me. I further beg to be informed if I will be allowed any additional grant on my own account having been an officer in His Majesty's Service ten year and a half.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obedient humbles servant

Campbell ROBERTSON

Lieut. Royal Marines

PS If I am honored with an immediate answer please address to me at Liverpool

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