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.

CLIMON, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 207

20 Gill Street


August 1819

Honoured Sir,

I beg the liberty to inform you that I have been a Minister of the Wesleyan persuasion for twenty years. A number of my Brethren who are about to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope wishes to propose me as their Minister, should I be approved of by the Secretary of State.

I humbly hope your honour will be pleased to inform me if the hundred persons must appear before you or by signature.

I beg leave to state I have a Family, a wife and two sons, the age fourteen and five. Should wish to be informed if Government intends sending the Ministers and Familys free of expence. An answer to these questions will be gratefully acknowledged.

I am Sir with the greatest respect

Your honour's most obed't humble servt


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