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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.

HARDY, Peter

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 797


19 Sept 1819


As we do not understand the circular upon the subject of emigration to the Cape, I hope you will favour me with an answer to the following question. The allotment of land is to be made to the person taking out at least ten settlers; will each of the ten settlers be entitled to 100 acres at the end of three years without any agreement with the person taking them out? Or will that person have the whole awarded to him, leaving him to agree with the others as he can?

I am Sir your obt servt


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