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

pre 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.

ALLISON, James, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 118

Bury St.Edmunds

24th Sept 1819

My Lord,

I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Lordship's reply to my letter dated 13th inst respecting my going to His Majesty's possessions in North Americas intimating that no incouragement for imigrating to that place.

I beg leave to be informed upon what conditions I might be permitted to go as a settler to the Cape of Good Hope and the steps necessary to be taken previous to my leaving this country &c

I am your Lordship's most obt and very humble servant

James ALLISON late Srg Major

Bury St.Edmunds Recruiting District

PS I must refer your Lordship to my former letter for information respecting family &c

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