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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.

WAUGH, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 225

No.3 Middlesex Terrace

Hackney Road

July 19th 1819

Rt Hon'ble Sir,

A most respectable tradesman and his family having been reduced by misfortune to a state bordering on poverty, they are anxious with the little remains of their property to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope. The means of doing which are rendered comparatively easy by the admirable and most praiseworthy plans which have been adopted by Your Rt Hon'ble self.

The family consist of Husband aged 45, Wife 39, their Son (the writer here) aged 20 & Daughter 16, educated in the established religion and firmly fixed in the principles which animate the soul of every Briton, the love of the King and the most excellent Constitution

Rt Hon'ble Sir

Your most obedient servant


Having a knowledge of agriculture we think we should be able to get forward

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