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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.

HOWE, William George

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 572

95 Old Street Road

25th July 1819


I have received information that there is a new Colony intended to be settled under the auspices of this Government, in some part of Africa, in the neighbourhood of the Cape of Good Hope: but I have not been properly acquainted with the mode of application, nor under what restrictions & regulations persons may emigrate. I therefore beg leave to state that I am about 30 years of age; a painter plumber and Glazier, sound and healthy, & extremely desirous of leaving this Country for ever. My wife is about 30, and one daughter, an only child about 9 years of age. If there is any particular method of application I beg to be put in the right way of obtaining my desire.

I am hon'd sir

Your obed serv't

William George HOWE

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