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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.

HAMPTON, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 559

14 King Street

Bermondsey New Road

July 22, 1819


On perceiving the daily papers, and understanding thereby an emigration is going to take place, to the Cape of Good Hope, & wishing to make one of that number, I am by occupation a tin plate worker & business being very dead, would gladly embrace the opportunity, if proposals are agreeable.

I am, Sir

With respect your obedient humble servant


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