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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.

FELTON, George, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 133

No 6 Cranborn Ally

Lester Fields


July 27th 1819


As I understand that Government send out emigrants to the Cape of Good Hope; I beg leave to solisit the permission to be sent out and also to state that I am 19 years of age have been brought up in country and cannot at present obtain any employment. I further beg to state I can find a friend who would deposit the £10 which I have understood is required.

I have the honor to be Sir your obedt. humble sevt.


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