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, 48

Manchester Hill


July 22nd 1819


I with the greatest respect beg leave to address you having heard that Government allows land to Pensioners from Chelsea who is desires of going. Hope you will be Benevolent as to send me directions where I am to apply in order that I may go and take my family with me; there is no perti[cular] place that I care about therefore I entirely leave to those who are appointed to send where the think proper. Your compliance with the above will greatly oblidge.

Sir, your humble servant


Chelsea Pensioner from 3rd Garrison Batt

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