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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.

PASS, William (1)

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 43


July 26th 1819

My Lord

I beg leave to represent to your Lordship that I have been upwards of twenty three years in His Majestys service, and am at present on the Retired List, as Lieutenant of the late 2nd Royal Veteran Battalion, with a large family consisting of my wife and eight children, finding my income so every way inadequit to their support, I am desirous of Emigrating to either Canada or the Cape of Good Hope.

I should therefore feel much obliged if your Lordship would be pleased to condescend to inform me if there is any regulations in favour of Officers wishing to settle in any of his Majestys Colonies, and when so settled if I could continue to receive my pay in the same.

I remain My Lord

With due Respect

Your Lordships most obed humb servt

William PASS

Lieut late 2nd R V Bn

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