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, 301


Sept 11th 1819

My Lord,

I beg leave to be informed if a number of people going out to the Cape of Good Hope on their own expense have to make any deposit to Government or not as there are 50 in this place going out and cannot afford to lay their money out but to the best advantage as their little capital will all be laid out in necessaries save a trifle for to buy things at the Cape. Your answer to me will very much oblige.

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant


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