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.

KING, William (2)

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 228


11mo 7 1819

Respected Friend Earl BATHURST

i have a hope thou wilt excuse the liberty of writing to thee on this wise i am desirous of going to cape of good hope if a free passage can be obtained for me if it can be obtained i should be pleased with an answer by return of post as i wish to know as soon as possible before i engage myself in any situation and if a free passage can be obtained be please to say where & when i am to apply to as i am in a situation in life not able to pay my passage over therefore i have a hope thou wilt do the most thee can for me as i cannot attend personally at this time

Thy well wishing Friend


Direct to Wm.KING at J & Wm SKEVERY, Basingstoke Hants

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