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.

CAREY, Peter

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 150

No.3 Devonshire Street

Kennington Lane


Aug 11th 1819

My Lord,

Pardon the great liberty I have taken in writing to your Lordship humbly intreating the conditions or instructions to those who wish to become settlers at the Cape of good hope, it being my earnest wish, being of a strong, an active Disposition.

Your Lordship's kind answer (which I am anxious to receive) will if granted confer a lasting obligation on

Your Lordship's obedient humble servant


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