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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.

LUKEY, Joseph

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 324


Near Stratton


Aug 10th 1819


The printed statement relative to the Cape of Good Hope Establishment is not sufficiently explicit to a person living (as I do) 250 miles from Town and who intends going out according to the prescribed rules. The 10 men with or without family, that intend going out with me, want to know whe'r after they get there whe'r they may be considered in a state of dependence upon me or whe'r any advantages will result to them as well as myself, and whe'r I must not possess myself thro the medium of friends of money to commence the operations of farming on so large a scale. If one of your [Lordships] wd be kind enough to ans'r those two queries I should take it is a great favor and am Sir, with respect

Your obedient servant

Joseph LUKEY

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