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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, 51


August 1st 1819


Having seen in the public papers it is the intention of Government to send out a number of settlers to the Cape of Good Hope I have a desire to make on with his Majesty's subjects [sic] I am by trade a carpenter. I was informed you was the gentleman I was to apply to if you would return me an answer on the conditions is there intention &c you would oblidge your humble servant


Address No. 1 Southampton Street

Opposite the Bricklayers Arms


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