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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.

SEEGER, Henry Peter

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 754

No.6 Fox Court

Brook Street


[Received 24th July 1819]


I humbly beg your relieve I have a wife & two children not able to provide for themselves no constant work not this two years. Sir I humbly beg you will assist us with going abrord to seek our living.

I am your humble obedient servant

Henry Peter SEEGER

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