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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.

COOPER, William Price re MENEZES' Party, 1820 Settlers

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 456

Dover, 24th Oct 1819


I am directed by Mr. E.B. WILLIAM Esq to write to you respecting my emigration to the Cape of Good Hope and as there are ten going from Dover under the direction of Mr. MENESSES [sic], Boot & Shoe Maker, should wish to be one of their number or any other your Lordship shall be pleased to appoint and in a few days notice I shall be able to advance the deposit money.

I am your Lordship's very humble servant

Wm. Price COOPER aged 34 years

Haveing a wife & three children under 14 years of age

Near the King's Head


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