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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Correspondence 1821 to 1837.

Here only letters by known settlers or their families, or letters of great relevance to the 1820 settlers, have been transcribed, whereas ALL the 1819 correspondence was transcribed (see CO48/41 through CO48/46) whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape.

Unless otherwise stated letters were written to either the Secretary of State for the Colonies or his deputy.The original correspondence is filed in order of receipt. Here it has been placed in alphabetical order according to the surname of the writer, with letters by the same writer in chronological order, for ease of reading. Original spelling has been maintained. Reference numbers, where given, refer to printed page numbers stamped on the letters and will enable visitors to the National Archives to locate the letter more easily.

NORDEN, Benjamin, 1833

National Archives, Kew CO48/152, 356


Graham's Town
Cape of Good Hope
3rd May 1833

    I have the honor to state to you by direction of the Committee appointed to correspond with the Society for the Suppression of Juvenile Vagrancy in London, that in the event of no provision having been made for the removal of the Boys embarked in the Charles Kerr from Table Bay to this place, that they themselves will defray the expenses thereof.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obed't humble servant
Treasurer to the Society at Graham's Town



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