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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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 240

190 High Holborn

21 July 1819


Hearing that you are sending out persons to settle at the Cape of Good Hope I beg leave to offer myself and family to go there, providing you will have the goodness to favour me with the terms and regulations that they are to go out upon

I am, Gentlemen, with the greatest respect

Your most obed't serv't


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