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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.

EATON, Edward

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 15

No. 7 Theobalds Road, Holborn

19th July 1819


Having seen an advertisement in the newspaper of yesterday, an official circular with respect to young persons emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope, I beg leave to make application, and provided it meets with approbation, I should feel particularly obliged if you would give me information in what way I am to proceed that I may get my request fulfilled.

I remain Sir your obliging

Edward EATON

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