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, 521


27th November 1819

My Lord,

Having an inclination to go to the Cape of Good Hope & perceiving by the Newspapers that Transports are already taken up to take out those who have agreed to go, I beg to know the terms on which they proceed & what encouragement is held out to them. For your information I have a wife & one child & if any persons more is to be engaged to proceed I trust you will let me know all particulars relative thereto.

I remain with great respect

Your Lordship's faithful subject

John CLIFT Jr.

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