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.

GREEN, John Henry

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 316

No.24 Great Arthur St

Goswell St


July 31 1819


Having heard of the emmigration to the Cape of Good Hope and being desirous with my wife and brother of settling there I have taken the liberty of writing to you for particulars. I am a young man 25 years of age, my brother is 18 years of age, both in reduced circumstances. We have been accustomed to the manufacture of gold and silver wares which like the profession of many other artisans is very indifferent at this time. I have made bold to enquire if Government gives a free passage wether I have the liberty of takeing utensils or household furniture and what provision will be made for us when we arrive at the Cape untill we can assist ourselves. I humbly ask pardon for so many questions which I asked more on my wife's account than my own and remain Sir

Your most obd't serv't

John Henry GREEN Jun

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