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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, 2

Regency Row

Lords Old Crickett Ground

New Road, Mary Le Bone

Hon'd Sir,

Having seen in the news paper a proposal that any Purson taking out with them ten famileys to the Cape of Good Hope upon depositing 100£, Sir I can fulfill that part and make no dout of requiring the stated number of familey aving ad several offers to that efect But at the same time Sir should wish if not too trubelsum to know if after ariving at the Cape thar is any Privistion mad by Goverment to enhabel the familey to be privided for untill sutch times as they may be enhabled to pivide for them selves.

I remain hon'd Sir

You obedient humble sarvent



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