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BY COLONEL CHARLES JAMES NAPIER, C.B.
AUTHOR OF “ The COLONIES; PARTICULARLY THE IONIAN ISLANDS.”

" I have never persuaded, or endeavoured to persuade, any one to quit England with the
view of exchanging it for another country; and I have always had great reluctance to do
any thing having that tendency."-- Cobbett's Guide to Emigrants, Letter I. paragraph 1.

“ I have always, hitherto, advised Englishmen not to emigrate, even to the United
States of America ; but to remain at home, in the hope that some change for the better would
come in the course of a few years. It is now eleven years since 1, in my YEARS' RESI-
DENCE, deliberately gave that advice. Not only has there, since 1818, when the YEARS'
RESIDENCE was written, been no change for the better, but things have gradually become
worse and worse, in short, things have now taken that turn, and they present such a
prospect for the future, that I not only think it advisable for many good people to emi-
grate, but I think it my duty to give them all the information I can to serve them as a guide
in that very important enterprize.-Cobbett's Guide to Emigrants, Letter I. paragraph 21

LONDON:

T. & W. BOONE, 29, NEW BOND-STREET.

1835.

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DEDICATION.

TO THE

BODY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COLONISTS,

ASSEMBLED AT

JOHN STREET, ADELPHI.

GENTLEMEN, Living in seclusion from society, and in a foreign country, I had not even heard of the Australian Colony, till I was surprised and gratified by receiving from you a request that I would ask the Colonial Secretary for the appointment of Governor to your projected plantation. I was surprised, because I was a stranger to you all,—I was gratified, because I learned that you had been induced to give me this mark of your good opinion in consequence

of my conduct while Resident* of Cefalonia. For that conduct, which you deem praise-worthy, I had been both punished, and insulted, by Lord Ripon, whose strange behaviour was, to me, inexplicable. It could not have arisen from any mental ascendancy, assumed by Sir Frederick Adam, for these gentlemen are so much upon a par, in that respect, that they always reminded me of the two Roman wrestlers, who were so equally matched that neither could overthrow the other. The effect of diet was tried: one was fed upon beef, the other upon pork. At the end of a week the beef-eater was overthrown by the pork-eater. By the way

* A title which is given to the Lieutenant Governors placed in the different islands of the Ionian septinsular republic. Why given, or what it means, I do not know.

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