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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.

WARDER, Robert Horatio

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 324

187 Bishopsgate Street Without

August 7 1819

My Lord,

I am informed it is the intention of the British Government to form colonies in the Cape of Good Hope. I am now twenty one years of age and being desirous to become a settler in those parts I take the liberty of addressing your Lordship hoping you will allow one of your clerks to inform me in what manner application is to be made to enable me to proceed to one of those districts and as in duty bound shall ever remain

Your Lordship's most gratefull & obedient servant

Robert Horatio WARDER

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