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

pre 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.

FORD, Samuel

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 127

No.7 Great Arthur St

Goswell St

July 25 1819

My Lord,

We the undersigned having heard that His Majesty's ministers is about to encourage persons wishing to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope we have taken the liberty of addressing your Lordship to know if the business is under your care. If not we should take it as a favour to let us know how we can make applycation, and if not intruding to much on your goodness to let us know the particulars

Samuel FORD



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