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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.

SMITHERS, James, John and William

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 757

No.8 Newman Passage

Newman Street

24th July 1819


Seeing an advertisement in the paper of going to the Cape of good hope we should be very happy to imbrace the oppertunity of going there is three brothers of us two of us has been gentlemans servants and the outher one has got a trade. We are Sir

Your most obedient humble servants




Sir, we are all single young men

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