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.

RUTHERFORD, G.S.

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 648

21 Church Street, Soho

3rd Nov 1819

Sir,

I beg leave to know if a surgeon is yet nominated in the colony about to be established at the Cape of Good Hope or if any such appointment will be granted by Government. I am induced to make this enquiry as an officer in the public service whose services & testimonials I trust may be considered as giving some claim for said appointment

I have the honour to be Sir

Your obed't humble serv't

G. S. RUTHERFORD

Surgeon RN

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