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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.

HART, Richard

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 805

Sutton Place



24 September 1819

My Lord,

Entertaining the wish & possessing the pecuniary means of going out as a settler to the Cape of Good Hope conformably with the conditions offered by Government I most respectfully solicit leave for that purpose - I am aged 35 - married but without family - can obtain the testimony of persons of the first respectability as to character & give the required security.

Should this application be honored with your notice & my attendance ordered on an early day it will be duly and dutifully attended to by

Your Lordship's most obedient, humble Servant

Richd. J. HART


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