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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.

NIXON, James (2)

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 867

32 Castle Street

Holborn

August 24th 1819

Sir,

I received your favor yesterday but understanding there are some additional particulars to which I must revert previous to making up the party to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope I should wish to be notified of them. I should wish also to understand whether the party must consist of married people only. I am Sir with many thanks for your polite attention to my last

Your most obliged & obedient serv't

Jas. NIXON

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 879

32 Castle Street

Holborn

31st August 1819

Sir,

Being possessed of a little property and desirous of going to the Cape of Good Hope I am anxious to be supplied with particulars relative to the emigration. On making application at the Colonial Office I was directed to apply to you (by letter) for any information I might wish to obtain on this subject. I have accordingly taken the liberty of troubling you & shall be obliged by your favoring me with a statement of the conditions on making a settlement in the colony.

I am Sir your most obed't humble serv't

Jas. NIXON

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