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.

ROBINSON, T.S.

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 670

Mrs. RICHARDS

No.1 Edwards's Place

Regents Dock, Liverpool

Dec 7th 1819

Sir,

Entertaining a wish to emigrate under the influence of Government to the Cape of Good Hope and having been acquainted by my friend Mr. HOARE Jr. of Messrs STEVENSON & SALT's Bank in Lombard Street you are the Gentleman with whom persons correspond, who are so disposed; being in expectation of some legacies in the three p cent consolidated Bank Annuities and other family property, I beg the favor of such information from you as is needful for persons similarly situated and that you will acquaint me with the period at which I may expect to embark, and remain Sir

Your most obedient servant

T.S. ROBINSON

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 678

No.1 Edwards's Place

Regents Dock, Liverpool

Dec 18th 1819

Sir,

I duly received your letter of the 10th instant and perceive Government do not intend to encourage further emigration at present to the Cape of Good Hope, though perhaps they may wish to do so at a future time, which induces me to take the liberty to acquaint you I have been informed I cannot raise money on my interests, being contingent, and reside in Africa, which I feel apprehensive will preclude me from the advantages of emigrating, with the concurrence and interest of Government at the Cape, unless you consider it probable that this circumstance might be so arranged as to permit me to leave this country, and having obtained the favor of Lord BATHURST's opinion on this subject I shall be obliged to you to acquaint me therewith, and remain Sir

Your obedient servant

T.S. ROBINSON

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