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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.

BURNS, G (Re John TAYLOR, 1820 Settler)

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 395

Wrotham Park


August 17th 1819


A most respectable friend of mine from Hatfield of Ratcliff Highway has desired me to give the Bearer Mr. John TAYLOR, who he has known for 19 years, as a Neighbour, a letter of introduction to you, as Mr. TAYLOR wishes to go with 10 friends to the Cape of Good Hope,

I have the honor to remain Your obdt, Hmble Sr.


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