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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

pre 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.

OWEN, J. Van

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 947

14 Fenchurch Buildings

Fenchurch St

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]

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