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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 469/470

King's Court

Sept 6th 1819

My Lord,

I am requested by John HUGHES and his party consisting of the persons mentioned in the accompanying paper to solicit your Lordship's attention to their proposal of becoming settlers at the Cape of Good Hope. They reside in the County I represent. I know some of them personally & all by character & consider them to be loyal correct people. They are willing to comply with all the regulations specified in the circular letter.

I am however aware that the applications of a similar nature are very numerous, but allow me to request your Lordship's particular consideration for the solicitation of these people as they have made their arrangements for leaving this country & from many whose circumstances will be material suffering if their proposal should be rejected, permit me then to add that I shall feel much obliged by your Lordship's kind compliance with their request.

I have the honour to be my Lord your Lordship's obd't & very humble sevt


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