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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, William (3)

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 885

109 Newgate Street


Sep'r 9 1819


Wishing to settle in that part of Africa proposed by Government to form a new colony I should feel particularly obliged if you will have the goodness to favor me with the following information. Having heard (not from any official source) that Government had accepted as many as they could accommodate. If this is not correct I would thank you to say that if I provided ten eligible persons I may expect to meet with that accommodation Government grants; I would also request to be informed what is the required mode of application? Another question I would wish to ask – have Government appointed agents and are they empowered to receive money ( on Government Security) from individuals wishing to emigrate?

I must beg leave to apologise for giving this trouble but trust the importance of the case will in some degree plead an excuse.

I am with respect your humble servant

William NEWMAN

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