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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.

KENNEDY, James, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 218

No.10 Hay Market


28th Sept 1819

Hon Sir,

I beg leave to apply to your Lordship as a person wishing to go out as a settler to the Cape of Good Hope hoping your Lordship will be pleased to grant me the encouragement that is proposed by Government. I have a few hundred pounds and would wish to take a few able men alongst with me. Therefore I will anxiously wait on your Lordship's answers and time and place of embarkation.

I remain with due respect

Your Lordship's obed't humble serv't


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