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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, 998

135 Fenchurch Street

5th October 1819

My Lord,

I have the honour of addressing your Lordship touching the Cape of Good Hope. I have a party of 10 to 20 persons, chiefly Agriculturalists & Mechanics, selected with some trouble to accompany me to the Colony, but from the delay which has occurred in making the selection I am fearful my application for your Lordships approval will be too late; a report having been circulated that your Office was closed against further applications.

The purport of the present is to request of your Lordship the favor of an answer informing me whether such report be true; if not, I beg to apprise your Lordship that my list shall be forthwith sent in.

I have the honor to be

Your Lordship's most obed't humble sev't


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