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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.

FORWORD, William, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 188



Aug 19 1819

May it please your Lordship

Your humble petitioner have heard that your Lordship hath been pleased to [offer?] your official documents respecting forming a new settlement at Algoa Bay on the coast of Africa and that it is your Lordship's will and pleasure to have ten familys formed in one company together to answer your Lordship's purpose. Your humble petitioner is requested by nine able men and self, fathers of familys, to address your Lordship humbly praying to have the aforesaid documents to form an accurate judgement how to proceed according to your Lordship's will and pleasure

With prayers of your Lordship's most humble and devoted servant


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