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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, 777

19 Wellington Place

Stepney Fields

July 27th 1819


Having understood that Government has made proposals respecting the Cape of Good Hope, wishes to know the proposals of the same as soon as possible having an inclination for the same

I am Sir

Your &c

James SEAMAN aged 26

Wife and two children

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