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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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 328

No.12 Norfolk Place

Church Street


14th August 1819

My Lord,

I presume you will pardon the liberty I take in thus addressing you, being informed that there is a number of officers in the Navy and Army who is allowed to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope as Settlers and as I have being there some time and now at present on half pay in the Royal Navy, wishes should it meet your Lordships approbation to go out there with several others who are willing to accompany me to that country. I have got a wife but no children, therefore wait for your Lordships directions

I have the honour to be my Lord

Your Lordships very obedient & very humble serv't


Purser RN

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