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.

BACON, Ebenezer

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 340

130 Chancery Lane


Being desirous of emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope, and wishing to honour the regulations proposed by His Majesty's Government for that purpose, I have taken the liberty of writing in order to obtain that information, any instructions will be thankfully received by

Your humble servant

Ebenezer BACON

PS I have several friends who propose going with me

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