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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.

HUGGARD, Stephen

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 544


Co. Kerry


Aug 5 1819

My Lord,

Having seen a copy of a letter to the Mayor of London holding out encouragement to persons wishing to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, and wishing if possible to avail myself thereof. I beg to be informed, does it extend to this part of the Empire? If so your Lordship will be pleased to acquaint me what capital will be necessary to cultivate one thousand acres and to support ten families, consisting of a man, his wife and six children each, untill the produce of the land could be depended on.

I am with best respects

Your Lordship's most ob hb svt


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