GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

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.

BLAKE, Samuel

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 211


8th July 1819


Understanding that Government are willing to give encouragement to persons emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope I shall feel much obliged to you if you will favour me with an account of the regulations that are to be observed by those who settle there. I am at the present engaged in business but on account of the sad state of trade I am not doing so well as I could wish. I have therefore been led to turn my mind to the subject of emigration and if the offers of Government are advantageous I shall embrace them.

I remain your respectful obedient and humble servant

Sam'l BLAKE Jun

PS Please to direct S. CLARKE




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