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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.

BOWSHER, Charles, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 766

No.10 Browns Buildings

Black Fryars Road

Dec 29th 1819


I am directed by Mr. WILSON to apply to you for advice on the following subject. I agreed with Mr. SMITH to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope with him, he paid the deposit for me but there exist no written agreement between us. I will thank you to inform me if in my paying the money to him again I am intitled to the land allotted by Government on my landing at the Cape.

I remain Sir your very humble servant


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