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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.

THORPE, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 47

July 27th 1819

Sir,

Having been inform by an advertisement in the newspaper there being a quantity of persons wanting to go to the Cape. If it meets with your approbation I ofer myself as one being by trade a cork cutter having a wife and three children the eldest under eight years of age. I reside at No.87 Golden Lane, Old St, St. Lukes Middlesex

I remain your obedient humble servant

James THORPE

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