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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, 46


29th July 1819

My Lord,

There are several persons in this neighbourhood desirous of knowing on what terms are emigrants allowed to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope and to what extent doth Government assist them. Please to state also at what Ports is it intended for them to take shipping at.

I have the honor to remain my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant


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