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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.

SHAW, Peter Hosea

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 707


No.3 Princes Row


July 16 1819


Being informed that Government intends to send out settlers to the Cape I take the liberty to state that I should be very glad to avail myself of the opportunity. I at present follow the occupation of a carpenter. I am 38 years of age, my wife is 32 and I have a daughter and two sons who are willing to accompany me. I am no stranger to agricultural business, having been much used to it in the early part of my life.

I am Sir, respectfully

Your humble servant

Peter Hosea SHAW

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