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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, 197

Dilton Marsh


Aug 26 1819


Having sen the circular that you published respecting the emigration to the Cape of Good Hope and being in the possession of some small property and am therefore able and willing to take out ten Families under the Considerations & took it upon me thus to write to you and such an answer as you think necessary will greatly oblidge your humble servant


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