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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.

POULTNEY, James, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 25

14 Primrose Street



July 22nd 1819


I am informed by the public paper that Government have offered their assistance on certain conditions to those who choose to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope. I beg to offer myself with nine other persons each answerable to the terms proposed. And on receipt of your reply to this will if it meets your approbation forward one hundred pounds and present each person if required. Humbly waiting your pleasure

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most humble serv't


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