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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, 65

No.11 John St.

Trafalgar Sq.


July 29 1819


Having it in contemplation to settle at the Cape of Good Hope & calling at my Lord BATHURST's office for information, particularly as to the local situation of [the] proposed new town, I was directed to apply by letter. I shall feel particularly obliged Sir if you will favour me with the name of that part of the coast where the new settlement is intended with its latitude & longitude also if any particular & what encouragement if any is held out to officers who have served in a Military Capacity.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obed't humble serv't


Late Capt. Adjt. Local Mil.

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