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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.

HORN, Richard

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 638


4th August 1819


I am informed that there is a number of inhabitants wanted to inhabitt the Cape of Good Hope as settlers. We the undersigned wish to excep of this offer but at the same time we should to no [know] what terms we are to proceed there upon as we have family to take along with us. I hope Sir you will have the goodness to send me word at what time you may guage that we shall embark and at what time and you will ever oblige your humble petitioners

Richard HORN Wife and 4 children

Jonathan CART Wife one child

What terms a single man goes on as Wm.PEATON wishes to no.

Please send an answer Direct'd Richard HORN

WoodBoy St. Leicester

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