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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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 57

27 New Compton Street

Near St.Giles Church

[Received 29 July 1819]


In consequence of having seen the account of Government sending out settlers to the Cape of Good Hope I would wish to offer my service as willing to go out if you will give me the nessisary information, by trade a smith, wife & 1 child aged 39

I remain your &c

Hum serv't


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