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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, 136

Thursday July 28 1819


In consequence your letter dated Secretary's Office respecting the sending of people to the Cape of Good Hope the write himself a youth of 19 years of age begs leave to offer his services for one of the same. A line addressed to John FRANKS, No.242 Tooley Street, Southwark will oblige

Your most obt humble servant


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