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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.

WALTHAM, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 368

No.7 Providence Court

Grosvenor Square

19th August 1819


Seeing the proposition to those who wish to emigrate to the Cape we do agree to them and should wish to go but not nowing how long we are to serve under the gentleman that is to take the (10) individuals with him we should be greatly oblidged for an answer to that effect. Seeing the circular in the possession of some young persons who have apply'd & the naswer & circular (or 2nd letter)

We are your humble servants



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