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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, 425


Sept 1 1819

My Lord,

I shall feel considerably obliged to your Lordship in being informed what are the laws at present practised in the Cape of Good Hope, and if the Dutch Laws whether it be the intention of His Majesty's Government either immediately or at some early period to introduce the English Laws as practised in this Kingdom into the Colony.

I have the honor to be my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient and most humble servant


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