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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, Thomas (2)

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 180




I hope your Honner will have the goodness to send me the circular letter on the Regulations respecting the Colony at the Cape of Good Hope. I have colected Nine Respectable Familys more now classed together whome are ready to go and pay the hundred pounds as the amount of your letter we would appeared personally but being informed that nothing could be done but by letter which you will be pleased to direct to Mr S. Colliers Rents, Angel Camd[en] Borough

Will be duly attended to. I remain with the greatest esteem your humble servant

Thomas KING

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