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.

WRIGHT, J

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 273

32 Norton Falgate

July 27th 1819

Sir,

I shall feel particularly obliged by your sending me the particulars of the circular which I have not seen but which I understand has appeared in the papers concerning persons desirous of settling at the Cape of Good Hope. Shall feel much indebted to you for any information you can give me on the subject.

I am your obedient servant

J. WRIGHT

 

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 217

[Transcriber's Note: This letter is dated July 10th and stamped Received August 10th. It was obviously written after the previous letter and so he simply mistook August for July]

32 Norton Falgate

July 10th 1819 [sic]

Sir,

I beg to say I received an answer to my letter for which I am particularly obliged to you. I should wish to know from you whether I am correct in my ideas – it appears to me it is necessary to take out ten able bodied individuals for which the person so taking them out must pay into the hands of Government £10 for each person, which will entitle the person so taking them out to 1000 acres. I should wish to know what time Government will allow for putting this land in a state of cultivation and also if those men the person takes out must be kept on the estate and employed by the person so taking them out or if they may quit on their arrival and act for themselves. I should feel obliged by knowing if the passage &c is also free for the person who takes out the above number. I beg to say Sir it is my wish to accomplish the design and flatter myself I shall be able to give you every satisfaction you may think proper.

I am Sir your obedient servant

J. WRIGHT

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 427

32 Norton Falgate

2nd Sept 1819

Sir,

Having nearly made up the number of individuals as required by Government to emigrate to the cape of Good Hope I shall feel particularly obliged by your informing me how I am to proceed when I have compleated the number, which will be very shortly, and the money ready to deposit in the hands of Government. Also if you can give me any information as to what time in November the transports will leave England and any further information you may please. I have been particular in selecting mechanics and men of respectability which I flatter myself will be of essential service in the colony.

I am your obedient servant

J. WRIGHT

ahamstown in 1841, aged 61.]

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