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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.

BROWNE, George

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 279

No 7 Herberts Passage

Beaufort Buildings


July 30th 1819


Being desirous of emigrating to the cape of Good Hope under the sanction of His Majesty's Government and being informed that applications by letter is the proper way have ventured to solicit information upon the future action required and also to enable me to understand whether I am competent to become a Candidate being by trade a Tailor but formerly and originally brought up to agricultural pursuits Age 32 Wife and 2 children one a Boy aged 8 the other a girl aged 10 years hoping this humble request will merit your answers and asking pardon for any improper method of application I beg to remain

Sir your very obedient & Humble Servant


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