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, 577

No.33 Bawling Street

Cow Bridge


July 1819


I humbly beg your assistance I have a wife & two small children not constant employment for two months. Sir I humbly hope you will assist me with going abroad to seek our living.

I am your humble obedient servant


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