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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.

PHIPPS, Joseph James

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 86

August 5th 1819


I would not intrude on your valuable time but hearing that government has kindly consented to persons becoming settlers in the Cape of Good Hope I am a young man and wish to go my age is 18 years and 2 months if you will be kind to answer (stating the particulars) you will oblige

Your humble servant

Joseph James PHIPPS

Please to address to me at the St. Lukes Head

King Street Grosvenor Square

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