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.

WARK, John H

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 230

Serjant of Army Hospitals Office

Craig's Point

19 July 1819


Being anxious to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope as a settler may I request you have the goodness obtain for [sic] Earl BATHURST permission to that effect with a recommendation to the Governor for a grant of land agreeable to the regulations adopted towards officers of his Majesty's Service. I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obed't humble serv't

John H. WARK

Surgeon to the Forces

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