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.

SHARP, Francis

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 716

No.4 Newcastle Street

Whitechapel

[Received July 19th 1819]

Hon Sir,

Francis SHARP late of the 14th Lt Dragoons and John PASSER late of the 15th Hussars, both of whose instructions are inclosed, humbly beg leave to enquire from Earl BATHURST if it is likely the said pensioners may be admitted to profit by the offer of Government relative to the emigration of persons to the Cape of Good Hope, and whether their pensions can be drawn there.

They beg leave to represent to Earl BATHURST their desire to serve Government in any way where their services may be considered as most useful to their country. They are at present out of employ and an answer from Earl BATHURST will be most gratefully received by

Your Lordship's humble and obedient servants

F. SHARP 14th LtDs

John PASSER X his mark 15th Hs

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