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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.

JONES, Commander

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 150


Near Ross


Dec 24 1819

My Lord,

I have wrote to Captain TURNER of the Weymouth Store Ship bound for the Cape of Good Hope to intercede with him to take Mary HALE, wife of George HALE of the 30th. He is now on duty there. The clerk informs me I must obtain an order from you to Captain TURNER if you will be so kind as to give her a passage to her husband, you will give great satisfaction to a distressed woman – She is sober, clean & honest & can wash well free from incumbrance. I hope your Lordship will excuse the liberty of writing to you.

I am with the greatest respect your most hbl servant

Com'dr JONES

[Transcriber's Note: Mary HALE did not appear on the Muster Roll of the Weymouth]

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