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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.


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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 983

Shepton Mallet

3rd Oct 1819


I have this morning took the liberty of wrighting these few lines hoping you will not be offended at our boldness. We have in this place offered our names and wishing to become settlers of the Cape of Good Hope we wishing to know the turms and arrangements of that country and to know the place of imbarking and the place of landing. Please to send down the arrangements by the return of post as we are waiting for them

So I remain yours sincerely


Acting for Shepton

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