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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 CO48/43, 33

No 7 Green Court

Poultney Street

Golders Green

Tewsday 28 July 1819

[transcriber's note:28 July was actually a Wednesday]


having seen the circular ishued by Government conserning the Emigration of artisans etc to the Cape of Good hope I would wish to offer my services as a Mechanical Man in Distress having a family & can get no employ by Trad Brass Finisher can work at Smiths work of all discription & understand the Mother of Pearl frame Work etc, & would be glad if you will favour him with the necessary instructions for accomplishing the above.


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