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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.

WESTON, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 560

Vicarage House




2nd Nov 1819


The nature of this address must be the apology of a clergyman who though a perfect stranger to your Lordship yet ventures to write to you.

It was intimated to him some time since that it was the intention of Government to procure a Chaplain of the Established Church to accompany settlers to the Cape of Good Hope. Should such be their intention the writer would be happy to hold such appointment provided the stipend &c for his services should be adequate to the duty performed. Testimonials &c from his Bishop & parishioners would of course be required by you and procured by

Your Lordship's obed't serv't



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