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.

SOUTHCOTT, Thomas

Broad Street

Oct 26 1819

Right Honourable,

as I am inform by Captin TUCKFIELD of his RN that you are the only gentleman that I can apply to for to have the proper account of going to the Cape of good hope tharefore I should take it as a great favour from your honour if you gave me a proper account how we have to get our victuals before we came thare and afterwards how we will to get materials to build with and [to] cultivate the land and likewise the tools and if we find everything to answer thare are 12 or 14 that are going with

me but I understand that after we came thare wee shall be as soldiers but if that be the case wee shall not think of going,

So no more [obscured]

humble and obt.

Thomas SOUTHCOTT

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