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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.

FREELING, J.C. re John SMITH, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 249

To[R] PENN Esq

November 22.

Dear Sir

Some time since I left at your office the papers of a person of the name "John SMITH" whose case you were good enough to hear me explain. He is upon the point of sailing for the Cape, and as some certificates were enclosed which he thinks may prove of service to him, will you be kind enough to return them to me at your earliest convenience?

I am my dear Sir

Faithfully yours


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