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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, 551

No. 17 Bucklesbury

July 21, 1819


About three years ago James CAMERON a Sadler, and James REID a mill carpenter, emigrated to the Cape of Good Hope leaving each, a wife and three or four children in Perth, they are industrious people and good tradesmen, and are very desirous to have their wives and children sent out to them but they have not the means.

The purport of the present is to request you will inform me whether, under the circumstance of the husbands being already out, the wives and children, can be sent to them, upon the terms stated, in the Public prints as issued from your office, or, if not by what means this point can be accomplished.

Your known readiness to oblige the public on these points precludes the necessity of apology on my part for this liberty.

I am Sir your obedient servant


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