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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.

FORD, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 163

No.4 Coleman Street

Bunhill Row

Aug 4 1819

Dear Sir,

Wishing to join the Party that intends emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope and understanding that I was to apply to you for the particulars, I have taken the liberty to write to you for the Plan of the Society. I am a House Smith by Trade, I have a Wife and two Children

I am your humble servant

William FORD

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