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.

CHAPMAN, W (William), 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 280


5th Sept 1819

My Lord,

I beg leave to solicit your Lordship's favour for the supply of the Provisions &c for the Passengers now about to embark for the Cape of Good Hope. I am unacquainted with what plan your Lordship will devise respecting to the Victualling but I beg leave to state a plan – at __ per head per day to be Victuall'd according to the British Transport regulations – or pursuant to an Act of Parliament regulating the Passengers' Provisions – The Passengers to go on board at Gravesend and the whole to commence being victuall'd at a fixed day which plan I have no doubt your Lordship will find the best & cheapest and the expence of each Passenger will then be seen at one view.

Having had a great practice in supplying Passengers with Provisions &c I have no doubt I should be able to make such an offer as would meet his Lordship's views – should there be an opening I will procure a recommendation from Mr. LUSHING in my favour. Your answer will oblige.

Your most obedient humble servant


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