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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.

FARRAR, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 211

Sunday School

No 3 Montague St.

Brick Lane


Augst 27th 1819


Having seen the circular letter relating to the offer made by Government to persons disposed to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, I am induced to take the liberty of applying to the Colonial Department for such information as it may necessary for emigrants to receive. I am a married man without incumbrance aged 32 years & by trade a carpenter & whatever questions or reference may be required of me I am prepared to give. Trusting that my mode of address will not be thought improper.

I am Sir your very obt. and very humble sevt.


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