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, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 547

No.41 Allerton Street

Hoxton New Town

13th August 1819

Honorable Sir,

I humbly beg to know the terms and conditions respecting such persons as may be appointed by Government to colonise the settlement at the Cape of Good Hope. It is at the request of my son, a single man aged 36, robust and healthy, with several others that seem to have the same inclination. I was informed at the office that application made to you Sir would receive a suitable answer

I am honorable Sir

Your most obedient humble servant

Thos. ROBINSON

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