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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.

KING, John (2)

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 220

5 Maida Place


Monday 4th October 1819

My Lord,

Being desirous of emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope, but as I understand the sum voted by Parliament will not be sufficient to enable His Majesty's Government to send the whole of the applicants I should wish to be informed if the same protection and grant will be given to such individuals (having the means) as may chouse to transport themselves and 10 families, upon complying with the terms contained in the circular. An answer as early as possible will oblige my Lord

Your Lordships most obed't and very humble servant



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