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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, 371

93 Leather Lane


18th August 1819

My Lord,

I am desirous to avail myself of the terms which Govt. proposes with respect to the Cape of Good Hope Colonization but I wish before entering into any engagements with the party I intend should accompany me to procure from your Lordship intimation as to the certainty of those terms being complied with on application for that purpose and whether there be any difficulties or delays to be feared in consequence of the number of applicants and further whether all applications consistent with the terms promulgated by Govt. are equally available or whether any preference be given to those on the largest scale.

I am my Lord your most obedient humble servant


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