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 CO48/43, 279

Bull and Mouth Inn


July 20, 1819

2 p.m.

May it please your Lordship

Craving pardon for the intrusion but being given to understand that Government have offered situations to such of His Majesty's subjects that have no objection to settle at the Cape of Good Hope, I being a young man, trained to husbandry, having no incumbrance, voluntarily offer myself to fill any situation I might be thought capable of; and should my supplication be sanctioned by your Lordship's approval, it would confer a lasting obligation on

Your Lordship's most humble, obedient and respectful servant


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