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joint letter by David Jones and David Johns, Port Louis - (restrained) testimonial to Dr Justinio

joint letter from David Jones, David Johns and Edward Baker, Port Louis - Mauritius school and church work

and letters from

David Johns, Port Louis - letter from governor of Tamatave [Toamasina]; report on LMS school

Edward Baker, Piton and Port Louis - has printed catechism and hymns in French; Missionaries etc wish him to remain in Mauritius (enclosed reasoning to that effect signed by John Le Brun, Thomas Kelsey and David Jones); finances of printing press; proposal to educate in Mauritius sons of the defiant 8 chiefs of S. Madagascar

John Le Brun, Port Louis - New chapel, plans etc; opposition thereto

L Powell, Port Louis (Australian botanist) - cared for by David Johns following fever; he will watch over the Malagasy Christians

David Jones, Port Louis - letter borne by David Johns commending his return to England on health grounds, private letter dissociating himself entirely from David Johns' taking fugitives to England

8 chiefs in Southern Madagascar appeal to Britain for support against Hova oppression

David Johns visited Tamatave June-August, David Jones went October/November; 6 fugitives including Rafaravavy arrived from Madagascar in October, taken by David Johns to Cape for England

David Griffiths called on way to Madagascar where he was later said to be prospering in trade at Tananarive [Antananarivo]

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A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Mauritius, 1814-1848 (list E5), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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