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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.

HAYNES, Samuel

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 707

No.4 Grand Parade


August 13th 1819

My Lord,

In consequence of your name appearing in the papers as the one to whom all applications of persons intending to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope should apply for information on that subject, I presume to address you. If you will have the kindness to let me know the particulars as to the encouragement to individuals, or to an individual taking out with him mechanics, artizans and labourers. Should I meet with encouragement such numbers as may be agreed on I can take under my direction. If it is necessary for me to procure recommendations as to my character, integrity, principles &c I can procure the first in this city. Your speedy answer will oblige my Lord

Your very humble servant


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