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.

CHASE, James

19 July 1819


I have been engaged on a large scale in agriculture in Hampshire for some years on my own acc't and also at the same time a miller for several years. In respect of my character I can refer you to Sir Thomas MILLER Bart.(Frayle, near Alston, Hants.) As to my ability to conduct agriculture I can refer to some of the most emminent agriculturalist in the part of Hampshire where I occupied land.

I should be happy to have an appointment by you in one of those colonies if such a person should be wanted to lay out lands into farms and farms into fields, set out buildings &c for the use of those farms. I have been in many counties and agriculture always my study. I trust I could lay it out on the most improved plan. You will excuse my liberty and I remain waiting your reply

Your obdt hble sevt


Direct as opposite the weavers

Mint Street No.51

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