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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.

NEWMAN, Robert

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 873

No. 38 Strutton Ground


26 August 1819


The Writer is a young man twenty one years of age by trade a hunting cap and race cap maker helmet and accoutrement maker has a wife no family the writer whishes much to go to the cape of good hope Sir I hope it will not offend you by my writing but I have heard you are the proper person to make application to therefore is hope you will excuse me for so writing sir and I understand you send a printed letter with particulars to those who you think suitable I cannot say any more at present no knowing any particulars ----

Sir I remain your most humble Servant


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