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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.

SCOTT, Henry

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 718

July 19th 1819

Hon'd Sir

Your humble supplicant would wish to go as Settler to the Cape of Good Hope, he flatters himself that he would be found of great benefit (having from his Childhood been bred in the Horticultural line of Business) to the intended settlement about to be established at the Cape. I have (thanks to God) enjoyed as good state of health, as any one, and continue so to do at the present, but owing to the pressure of the times, am induced to present myself a candidate, my finances being very low, your humble servant is in the fortieth year of his age, and has no incumbrance. If this petition should meet your honour's approbation, you would much oblige one who has no other desire than to gain an honest livelihood.

I am Hon'd Sir, your obed't humble servant


Please to direct Henry SCOTT, at Mrs WELCH's, No 16 Slades place, Little Sutton St, Clerkenwell

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