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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.

LINIHAN, Michael

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 271


July 26th 1819


Understanding it to be the intention of Government to send some settlers to the Cape of Good Hope in order to form a colony, I therefore make application to you in order that I may gain information of the plan I am to pursue in order to gain a conveyance to this settlement, having been out of employ some time and having no hopes at present of getting any employment. I am a labourer and aged twenty three years.

I am Sir



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