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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.

SETON, Thomas, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 882

16 Upper Mary le bone St

Fitzroy Square

24th August 1819


In consequence of the intention of the Government to permit of persons emigrating to Southern Africa by the Cape of Good Hope I beg leave to solicit of you the favor of a Prospectus pointing out the terms or conditions upon which the may be permitted to proceed – and for the information of certain of my friends wishing to accompany me but now residing in the country, the indulgence of more than one Prospectus would be esteemed a favor.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your obedt servant

Thomas SETON

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