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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.

WILLSON, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 260

17 Robert Street

Bedford Row

Saturday 24th July 1819 3 o'clock


I take the liberty of writing to honour the terms offered by Government to persons desirous of settling at the Cape of Good Hope. I am a carpenter with a wife & no children. A letter from you office will be thankfully by Sir

Your most obedient humble servant


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