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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.

SINCLAIR, Alexander

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 1013

35 Trinity Square

7 October 1819

My Lord,

Having applications from Newcastle and from Liverpool from parties wishing to avail themselves of the Encouragement given by Government to Emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope I request respectfully to be favored with copies of the official circulars issued at different times on that subject and at the same time to be informed whether there be still an opening for applications of such parties, to the extent of from 10 to 50 men each, and whether they might expect to be embarked from the above mentioned ports or where else it would be necessary for them to repair for that purpose.

I have the honor to be very respectfully

Your Lordship's most faithful servant


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