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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.

WHITE, Joseph

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 431




4 Sept 1819

My Lord

I beg leave to inform Your Lordship that agreably to the proposals dated the 20 August, which your Lordship has been pleas'd to favour me with, that Ten Families from the towns of Trowbridge, Bradford and Westbury have united together according to your Lordships directions, to emigrate from this Country to the Cape of Good Hope as Settlers; and are now waiting your Lordships final instructions, to know where they are to deposit their money, and what further directions your Lordship would be pleas'd to give them.

I beg to subscribe myself My Lord

Your Lordships most obedient and humble servant

for the whole

Joseph WHITE

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