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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 CO48/44, 34

No.1 Hunts Court

St.Martin's Lane

July 25th 1819

My Lord,

May it please your Lordship to inform me of the [terms] upon which I can go out as settler on the Cape of Good Hope. I am a single man aged 22 years, a cabinet maker by trade, but not unwilling to turn my hand to other things. I have no means to keep myself in the Cape while there till I get work there, for should wish to go out with some person

I am my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant


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