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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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 203

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

July 15 1819

My Lord,

A young man (a labourer named John HAYWARD) his wife and three children on the eve of emigration to the United States of America, seeing the offer made by the Government in the House of Commons to promote emigration to the Cape of Good Hope, wishes for information thereon as to what sum of money will be required to deposit & on what terms he can be conveyed to the Cape and at what time he can be embarked, as waiting at a port for his passage will be attended with to much expence for him, and every other information your Lordship will be pleased to give him on the subject will be very greatfully received for the above applicant.

Your Lordship's very obedient servant


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