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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.

WALKER, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 401


Aug 2 1819


I am informed that a settlement is to be made near the Cape of Good Hope. Should that be the case and the terms for settling favourable I should be very glad to go. Sir I am a young man, a carpenter an twenty 4 years of age have a wife and two children.

One of His Majesty's subjects residing in the Mellon Ground Peckham

I am Sir your obedient & humble servant


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