OWEN, J. Van
National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 947
14 Fenchurch Buildings
July 29th 1819
Having for a considerable time interested myself in the amelioration of the state of the Jewish Poor, I look to the proposed emigration to the Cape of Good Hope as a very desirable plan whereby the Jewish poor might be inclined to agricultural pursuits & be thereby maintained. For compleat information on this head I shall esteem it a favour if you will put me in possession of all such papers as are issued by your office on this subject as well as any others which your goodness will point out whereby I might be enabled to form a plan for effecting so desirable an object.
I remain Sir your humble st.
[Johan?] van OWEN
PS It may perhaps be not improper to acquaint you that I am well known to His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex Mr P. COLQUHOUN & not unknown to Lord SIDMOUTH
[note from GOULBURN: send him the usual printed letter in reply]