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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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 48


26th July 1819


Understanding it is requisite to address you by letter; I do myself the honor of requesting that you will favour me with a copy of the circular letter, to be sent me (issued by Government containing the regulations under which settlers are allowed to go out to the Cape of Good Hope) and any other printed information that may have been circulated on that subject, being desirous of going there as an agriculturist thru' the medium of my friends in the country. A compliance with my request will infinitely oblige me, according to the address below.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your obedient humble servant



No. 3 Haberdashers Place


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