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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, 715

No.6 John St

Limehouse Fields


August 14th 1819

Honored Sir,

I beg leave to inform you that I am ready with ten respectable able bodied men to go to the Cape of Good Hope. I therefore humbly request the favour of your circular and the favour of answers to the following questions. Our Plan is Equality if the grant from our Principle will be equally valued to us as the grant from Government would be to him. Secondly if the place to where we are going will be protected by an armed force sent by government. Thirdly if the importation of our property to that place will be free from duty.

I am Sir your most humble servant


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