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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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 604

20 Shoreditch

27 July 1819


I wish to be informed the conditions & particulars by which individuals or families may emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope & further whether Government would allow to a dozen families, each family consisting of from eight to twelve persons, a vessel to themselves.

I have the honor to be Sir

Yr obt svt


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