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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.

LANHAM, Thomas, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 365



August 25th 1819

My Lord,

Understanding that Government pay people's passage to the Cape of Good Hope, give them land when they arrive there, have written to beg you would give me some information on the subject. Would Government give any land to those people that pay their own passages?

Your answer as soon as convenient will oblige.

Your obedient humble servant


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