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.


Aug 22 1819

My Lord,

So there is different families that [are] wishful to emagrate to the Cape of Good Hope But at the same time would like well to be maad acquainted with the provisions which Government has adopted for their support [both] in their passage and liquise [*likewise] when they arrive [at] the place appointed to settle on. May it please your Lordship to write and say what time of the year will suite best to leave this country [for] the Cape.

Your Lordships obedient and humble servant


direct to Hill House near Alston, Cumberland

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