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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, Thomas (2)

No.13 Ironmonger Row


26 August 1819


I have taken the liberty of sending this letter to you as I understand you will have the business of answering those who wish to emigrate to Southern Africa – the Cape of Good Hope. Me and a relation of mine wish to go we have nearly thirty pound between us & from what little I have heard that may be a sufficiency. I am 27 years old, he is 22. Neither married at present. We should be obliged to you to inform us how we are to proceed (as soon as convenient) that we may make the proper arrangements.

Your humble servant


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