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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.

SALTER, Thomas and James BRYANT, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 848

[whole letter written in the same hand]


August 13th 1819

My Lord,

We have taken the humble liberty of addressing your Lordship having a very particular desire to go to the Cape of Good Hope. By trade I ham a carpenter and know the whole rudiments of the trade and can have a good character. i have a wife and two children both boys.

Thomas SALTER No.2 Quens Head Court, Windmill St *

And likewise your Lordship i have the same desire. Pleas your Lordship i ham by trade a sawer i have [three?] years to work has a pitman in that line of business and likewise i understand the trade shoe making i to your Lordship i have a wife & two children both boys

James BRYANT Ditto*

We remain your Lordships humble servants

Thomas SALTER & James BRYANT

[Transcriber's Note: Thomas SALTER and James BRYANT were neighbours of Edward WYNNE and became members of his party. James BRYANT remained in the party when it was taken over by Hezekiah SEPHTON]

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