GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

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 CO48/42, 219

10 Panton Square


18th Aug 1819

My Lord,

I trust your Lordship will excuse the liberty I take in requesting to be informed if it is in contemplation to send a medical gentleman to the colony about to be established at the Cape of Good Hope. Should such be the intention of Government I beg to offer myself for such service and I hope that having served His Majesty upwards of twenty years abroad will be deemed sufficient to entitle me to a preferment to such a situation.

I have the honour to be my Lord

Your Lordship's most obd't sevt


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