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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.

LUCAS, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 336

14 Queen Street


Aug 13 1819


Having read with attention the pamphlet entitled a Guide to the Cape and being seriously inclined (in conjunction with some friends) to become settlers at the Colony, I take the liberty of requesting the favor of your answer to the following question as I understand it is to you all communications on the subject are to be addressed. Whether the Government will receive proposals from a company of persons who shall (thro the medium of one whom they may select from among themselves as director) pay down the required sum. It may be as well to state that each of persons they proposed will possess a small capital

I am Sir

Your most obedient servant


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