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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, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 819

62 Holborn Hill

1 Oct 1819

Mr Thomas HART Merchant having a desire to become a settler at the Cape of G.Hope, respectfully begs to be informd if it will be consistent with the views of His Majesties Government to afford any patronage independant of a grant of land - He taking with him one or two agricultural servants and an assistant to promote any mercantile views which he may deem advisable in connection with his father's house in London. Mr J.H. consequently paying the passage of himself and servants and having at disposal a capital to promote the interest of his establishment. The combining the mercantile and agricultural pursuits being his object - The favor of an answer will be esteemed a very high obligation.

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