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.

CRANE, Israel

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 65


26th July 1819

Hon Sir,

I hope your Honour will pardon my Intrusion on your Goodness but in consequence of being a Painter, Plumber and Glazier and wishing to become a Settler at the Cape of Good Hope and being given to understand you are the gentleman I must apply to to get the instructions from, induces me to address you, so I hope you will do the needful for me as I can have a very good recommendation for Honesty and Abilities. So by complying with my humble request it will be found a lasting obligation in the breast of your humble petitioner

Israel Wm. CRANE

NB I have got a wife and three children

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