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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, 287

London 30 July 1819

I am a poor boy and I understand that there is passage to the Cape of Good Hope free and that there is ten pounds given when arrived. I am your humble obedient servant M.H. BUSBY aged 16 years

No.5 New Court, Goswell St.

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