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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Correspondence 1821 to 1837.

Here only letters by known settlers or their families, or letters of great relevance to the 1820 settlers, have been transcribed, whereas ALL the 1819 correspondence was transcribed (see CO48/41 through CO48/46) whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape.

Unless otherwise stated letters were written to either the Secretary of State for the Colonies or his deputy.The original correspondence is filed in order of receipt. Here it has been placed in alphabetical order according to the surname of the writer, with letters by the same writer in chronological order, for ease of reading. Original spelling has been maintained. Reference numbers, where given, refer to printed page numbers stamped on the letters and will enable visitors to the National Archives to locate the letter more easily.

BAILIE, A, (mother of John BAILIE) 1826

National Archives, Kew, CO48/86, 49

6 Manchester Street

Manchester Square

June 16th 1826


I would not presume to address you was it not that my son Mr John BAILIE has been upwards of six years at the Cape Colony without having received the title to the land which the Government were so good as to grant him.

I shall esteem it a great favor if you will do me the honor to inform me if there are any obstructions to the titles of land being given in the colony, or if any orders have gone out respecting it.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obedient humble servant


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