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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.

HANCOCK, John Clement

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 776

16 Bishops Walk


September 6th 1819


I shall feel obliged to you to favour me with the conditions upon which free settlers are permitted to go out to the Cape of Good Hope.

The favour of a reply as soon as convenient to you will oblige me.

I have the honour to be

Sir your obedient servant

John Clement HANCOCK




National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 783

16 Bishops Walk, Standgate

8th Sept 1819


I had the honour to address you on the 6th Ins't requesting the favour of you informing me the conditions upon which Government permit free settlers to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope, and being anxious to proceed thither, I shall feel much obliged by your complying with my request, soon as convenient to you.

I have the honour to be with respect

Sir your most obed't servant

John Clement HANCOCK

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