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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.

NEALE, George

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 875

No.5 Union Row

Stepney Green

Received 26th August 1819

Hon'ble Sir,

Having presented a petition dated Sept 24th 1816 requesting permission to proceed to New South Wales and receiving in answer from your Lordship that Government had declined giving any further encouragement to persons desirous of proceeding thither, I now presume to solicit your Lordship for leave to settle in the colony now establishing in Africa. Your petitioner is by trade a carpenter and is willing to render all the assistance in his power as a mechanic, or in any other capacity. Your petitioner's character will bear the strictest investigation. With permission wait an answer.

George NEALE

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