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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, 288

Oct 3 1819

My Dear Sir,

You will very much oblige me if you will have the goodness to ask for me a permission for a gentleman and his wife to go out as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope, which I am told is now permitted. The person for whom I am anxious to obtain this favour is well connected and will be able to procure some assistance from friends – of course he must have some imprudence to answer for or he would not be seeking such an object. In many respects your honour he is much an object of compassion. It is a case in which I feel very much interested indeed. If there are any printed instructions which can give me information as to the steps necessary to be taken in case the permission is granted will you be so good as to inclose one to me.

Believe me always

Very truly yours


At Henry SYMONS Esq

Hanford nr Blandford

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