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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.

JOHNS, Augustus

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 30

26 July 1819


Understanding you are the person appointed by the Government to receive the applications of those who wish to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope I have taken the liberty of addressing you with the hope of obtaining information on the subject. As I wish to emigrate to the Cape and am informed you are directed to send a circular letter to all those who apply for one, I should feel much obliged if you would have the goodness to address one to

J. Augustus JOHNS

82 Tottenham Court Road

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