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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.

LEWELL, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 385

50 Goswell Street

Thursday 9th September 1819

My Lord,

Having an inclination to avail myself of the advantages offered by His Majesty's Government to those who are willing to become settlers at the Cape of Good Hope, I beg leave most respectfully to request of your Lordship the Real Terms that are proposed to those disposed to emigrate thither.

I have the honour to be my Lord

Your Lordship's humble servant


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