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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.

DALGAIRNS, Charles, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 725

21 New Court

Bow Lane

25 August 1819


I beg leave to state you, that with a view to avail myself of the benefits held out by the British Government to settlers at the Cape of Good Hope, I am prepared to comply with all the conditions required by the circulars issued. I have a perfect knowledge of agricultural pursuits and can give references to the respectability of myself and my connections. I am not aware at present of any other steps being necessary to have my application received and taken into consideration in due time.

With much respect I remain Sir,

Yr obt Sevt


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