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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, 861


Oct 11th 1819

My Lord,

Understanding that His Majesty's Government do give Encouragement to persons proceeding from this country to settle at the Cape of Good Hope

I am therefore induced to apply to your Lordship humbly requesting to know what encouragement will be given to, and what conditions required of persons proceeding to settle at that colony, as I intend to settle there with several others in the event of obtaining a grant of land.

I am my Lord with the greatest respect

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant


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