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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 CO48/42, 795


Oct 16th 1819

My Lord,

Having seen the circular respecting emigration to the Cape of Good Hope – ten Heads of families having agreed to emigrate under the Terms of the circular and have appointed one of there number to be there leader.

We consider it necessary to know when you intend to send the Emigrants from Britain and from what port you design to embark the North Britainers.

I hope you will send an answer to the above that we may ascertain the time and be in readiness to come forward and embrace the offer. Please give us every information.

We remain your humble servants

Adam DALGLEISH &c &c

NB Direct to me Adam DALGLEISH, Cheapside St, Anderston, by Glasgow

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